Bio-identical hormones are hormones that closely resemble the ones naturally produced in the body. Derived from natural sources, they restore hormonal balance by addressing deficiencies or imbalances in specific hormones. This therapy is used to treat menopause, andropause, thyroid disorders, and adrenal fatigue, providing relief from symptoms such as mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction.
Bio-identical hormone therapy is suitable for individuals experiencing hormonal imbalances or deficiencies. Results can vary, with some individuals experiencing improvements within a few weeks while others may take several months. With proper monitoring and adjustment, bio-identical hormones can provide long-lasting relief. Experience the benefits of bio-identical hormones and regain balance and vitality in your life. Contact Arike Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards hormone optimization and improved well-being.
What's the Science Behind Bio-identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones have garnered significant attention in the field of endocrinology and hormone replacement therapy. Here’s an in-depth look at the science behind this innovative treatment:
Bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced by the human body. This contrasts synthetic hormones, which may have a similar but not identical structure. The identical molecular structure allows bio-identical hormones to bind seamlessly to the same receptors in the body that natural hormones would, ensuring a more natural and effective treatment.
Source and Synthesis:
Bio-identical hormones are usually derived from plant sources like soy or yam. These plant-based hormones are then chemically modified in a lab to exactly match the molecular structure of human hormones. This ensures that they function in the body in the same way as naturally occurring hormones.
One of the unique aspects of bio-identical hormone therapy is the ability to customize treatment. Hormone levels are assessed through comprehensive blood tests, and a personalized treatment plan is developed based on the individual’s unique hormonal profile. This allows for targeted treatment of specific symptoms and conditions.
Modes of Administration:
Bio-identical hormones can be administered in various forms, including creams, gels, patches, and pellets. Pellet therapy, for instance, involves inserting a small pellet under the skin, slowly releasing the hormone over time. This provides a steady hormone level, mimicking the body’s natural hormone production.
Efficacy and Benefits:
Bio-identical hormones have been shown to be effective in treating a range of hormonal imbalances and associated symptoms. They can alleviate menopausal symptoms in women, such as hot flashes and mood swings, and can address low testosterone levels in men, improving energy and libido.
Bloodwork is required to evaluate deficiencies. Based on the results, Bio-identical hormones are compounded locally, ensuring treatment quality is highly effective.
For Women – The benefits of BHRT include relief from the symptoms associated with hormone deficiencies and regaining hormonal balance.
For Men – The benefits of BHRT include relief from the symptoms associated with low levels of testosterone.
After an in-depth consultation that includes a full panel of lab work, a hormone therapy plan is customized to your needs. A numbing agent is used on the treatment area where we’ll insert the pellets – this is typically near or around the buttocks. A small incision is created to insert the hormone pellets, then covered with a bandage. Over time the pellet will dissolve, metabolized by your body. After insertion, we recommend you abstain from rigorous lower body exercises until the incision has fully healed. Showers are fine, but we recommend avoiding hot tubs, baths, and swimming for 24-48 hours.
BHRT is a proven and effective method to treat and relieve age-related hormonal symptoms in both men and women. It improves your quality of life and helps optimize physical, sexual, emotional, and mental health.
Bioidentical hormones products are approved by the FDA and have been rigorously tested for safety, passing the FDA’s very strict standards. They have been proven to be safe for people to use. Compounded hormones have not gone through FDA testing.