As we age, often times important hormone levels drop as well.  At Contemporary Health Center, we are committed to providing relief for men suffering from symptoms of hormone deficiency.  With a free consultation and a simple blood test, Dr. Bloy can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.We are finding great success for our patients with this time-tested process, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy.

Utilizing a quick, simple, painless in-office procedure, performed with a local anesthetic, tiny pellets are inserted under the skin allowing the medication to be absorbed over the next 5 to 6 months.The results are exceptional and many times, more economical than other treatments.  Men are experiencing better sleep, clearer thinking and more energy in general.  They are enjoying an increase in libido, and one of the best results, weight loss!

Fort Myers and Naples men don’t have to suffer with ineffective testosterone therapy or with the awful side effects of testosterone shots. We see men from all over the United States and from other countries who choose to have their testosterone therapy during visits to our area because of our expertise. And we are proud to regularly provide relief to men who have spent thousands of dollars on over priced ineffective or unsafe treatments, tried many other testosterone therapies, and visited less experienced pellet providers only to end up frustrated and discouraged. testosterone pellet therapy expert Richard L. Bloy, M.D. and our knowledgeable practitioners at both our Fort Myers and Naples offices provides men with the safest, most effective and truly affordable testosterone replacement therapy available in the world today.

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Declining Testosterone

As we age, important hormone levels drop. By age 35 or earlier, men may begin to experience the effects of declining hormone levels and may have some or all of the symptoms below:

For men

  • Decreased energy, motivation & work performance
  • Muscle loss & strength decline
  • Aching joints
  • Decreased libido
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm
  • Erectile disfunction
  • Depression
  • Moodiness
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Fat gain
  • Height loss due to waning bone density

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FAQs

What Are Pellets?

Hormone Replacement Pellets are made of either estradiol or testosterone. Naturally derived from soybeans, these hormones are identical to those produced by our bodies. Hormones are pressed into small, solid pellets larger than a grain of rice, but smaller than a Tic-Tac. These pellets are made by pharmacists and delivered to our office in sterile glass vials. Being made of natural compounds, pellets are completely absorbed by the body.

Why Are Pellets the Best Choice for Hormone Therapy?

Unlike creams, pills, and patches, pellets deliver more consistent and healthy levels of hormones into the body. Pellets are absorbed  over the course of 4-6 months for men. Pellets are ideal because they avoid the delivery fluctuations experienced with other hormone delivery systems.Additionally, these natural hormones don’t increase the risk of blood clots in the same way as synthetic hormones. Pellet therapy maintains an extremely high success rate, even for patients who have tried other systems of hormone therapy with little or no results.

What Are the Effects of Pellet Therapy?

Testosterone pellets are used in both men and women, and will increase your lean body mass (strengthening muscles and bone density) and decreases your fat mass.The most common response from our patients about pellet therapy is that it has restored their quality of life. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, men may experience the following benefits:

  • Decreased Body Fat
  • Increased Muscle Strength and Endurance
  • Restored or Increased Sex Drive
  • Relief from Depression and Anxiety
  • Increased Energy Levels
  • Greater Focus and Mental Clarity
  • Relief from Insomnia

How Are Hormones Measured Before and During Therapy?

Before hormone pellets are administered, we’ll draw your blood and send it to the lab for analysis. This will allow us to establish baseline hormone levels in your system. We can then determine the optimal hormone dose on an individual basis.For men, we will measure out testosterone, prostate specific antigen, estradiol, blood count, and liver profile levels will all be checked.

When Is the Best Time to Have My Hormone Levels Checked?

For men, testosterone levels are highest in the morning. So it’s best to have your levels checked earlier in the day.

Do I Need a Blood Test Every Time?

No. After your ideal hormone levels are determined and pellets are administered, your levels will need to be checked again after one month.

How and Where Are Pellets Inserted?

The pellet therapy procedure is simple, quick, and painless. After administering a local anesthetic, pellets are inserted usually in the upper hip area through a tiny incision. Following the insertion, we’ll put a Band-Aid on the incision are and send you on your way.

How Long After Insertion Will I Begin to Feel Better?

Many patients begin feeling positive effects as soon as 24-48 hours following insertion. For other patients, results may be felt in a week or two. While hormone balance plays a key role in achieving optimal health, proper diet, regular exercise, and stress management are also important.

How Long Do Pellets Last?

Because they’re made of only natural compounds, pellets will be completely absorbed by your body. This means there will be no residue, no bumps, and no sign of them at the injection site. For men, pellets last for 5 to 6 months.Occasionally, a booster pellet could be inserted, if necessary. This is sometimes needed due to differences in activity level, stress level, your body’s own hormone depletion, and individual metabolism from patient to patient. This is the reason we’ll measure your hormone levels again after one month from your original pellet insertion.

Can Men Benefit from Hormone Therapy?

Yes! Testosterone levels begin to decline for men in their early thirties. By age 45, or before, testosterone levels in most men are low enough that they would benefit from pellet therapy. Regardless of age, however, you should have your testosterone levels checked if you show any signs of testosterone deficiency:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Moodiness
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Bone Loss
  • Mental Decline
  • Difficulty Sleeping

Will Testosterone Therapy Help with My Headaches?

Yes! Testosterone pellet therapy has shown great success in dramatically reducing testosterone-related migraines and headaches.

Can Hormone Therapy Help Restore My Libido?

If you’re experiencing low libido, sexual dysfunction, pain during intercourse, or lack of sexual desire, these could all be signs of hormone deficiency. Achieving optimal hormone balance can restore your quality of life by greatly improving sexual function, interest, and enjoyment.

How Do Hormone Levels Affect Hair Loss?

A common cause of hair loss is suboptimal hormone levels. Pellet therapy can absolutely help to re-grow hair.

Is Pellet Therapy Covered by Insurance?

Usually, pellet therapy is not covered by health insurance. While other forms of hormone therapy are covered by some insurance companies, pellets are excluded. Because hormone pellets aren’t produced by large, conglomerate pharmaceutical corporations, there isn’t any pressure being put on insurance companies to cover pellet therapy. When copays and deductibles are factored in, most of our patients find pellet therapy to be affordable despite the fact it isn’t covered by insurance. Receiving superior treatment is worth the investment.

Are There Any Adverse Side Effects from Pellet Therapy?

Unlike other, less-effective forms of hormone therapy, there are very few side effects to pellet therapy. Even still, those side effects are transient. Very rarely, a pellet insertion site could become inflamed or come out. Most patients, however, only experience minor bruising at the insertion site. Additionally, in men, testosterone stimulates bone marrow and increases production of red blood cells. if hemoglobin and blood count get too high, a unit of blood may be donated.As with any product or procedure, it’s important that you let Dr. Bloy know about any side effects you might be experiencing during the brief testosterone balancing process.

Is There Any Recovery or Downtime After Pellet Insertion?

After pellet insertion, any vigorous physical activity should be avoided for a few days in men. Early physical activity can be a cause for pellet “extrusion,” the pellet working its way out of the insertion site. Though it may be inconvenient, this activity rest only occurs 2 times per year.

What is the cost of Testosterone Pellet Therapy?

The cost is $615 per treatment.