What are pellets?
Pellets are tiny cylindrical shaped medications that are compounded using biologically identical hormones (most often estradiol or testosterone).
They are placed just under the skin consistently releasing physiologic doses of bioidentical hormones.
Pellet insertion is a relatively simple in-office procedure done under local anesthesia.
The pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the fatty lining of skin), either in the lower abdomen or upper buttocks through a minimal incision, then the incision is closed with sterile-tape strips.
Pellets last 3-4 months in women and 5-6 months in men.