Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS -  - Facial Plastic Surgery

Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Boerne, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, & San Antonio, TX

If your libido has crashed and you have symptoms such as weight gain, energy loss, or dry, sagging skin, your hormones may be imbalanced. The medical professionals at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, in Alamo Heights, Boerne, and San Antonio, help both men and women take control of their lives by restoring healthy hormone levels with safe, effective, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Getting older doesn’t have to mean getting weaker and giving up on the joys of life. Restore your hormones with BHRT by calling your local Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery location.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) restores your hormones to normal, healthy levels. Bioidentical hormones exactly mimic the chemical structure of hormones found in your body. Because BHRT uses hormones that are identical to your own, it does not have the same risks as animal-sourced hormones. 

At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, the provider recommends time-released Pro-Pell® pellets as the safest, most effective, and most natural type of delivery for your BHRT. Your provider inserts the tiny bioidentical pellet into your hip during a simple, in-office procedure that requires no stitches. The pellet lasts up to three months and releases hormones gradually, just like your body does.

How do women benefit from BHRT pellets?

When women go through perimenopause and menopause, the drop in their estrogen levels creates a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Bioidentical pellets for women are made of estradiol, a type of estrogen. Women on BHRT get relief from symptoms such as:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Dry, sagging skin
  • Low libido
  • Dry vagina and painful sex
  • Thinning hair
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain 

About 3-10 days after your pellets are inserted, your hormone levels normalize. While on BHRT, you’ll notice benefits such as:

  • More energy
  • Hair regrowth
  • More vaginal lubrication
  • Higher libido
  • More pleasurable sex
  • Better sleep
  • Mental clarity
  • More elastic skin

Using BHRT gives women the benefits of balanced hormones without the potential dire side effects that come with oral estrogens and chemical progestins. In fact, research suggests that BHRT even protects women from breast cancer. By taking BHRT, you also slow age-related bone loss that leads to osteopenia and osteoporosis.

How do men benefit from BHRT pellets?

As men age, they enter a period called andropause, which has some similarities to female menopause. Just as women’s hormones become imbalanced as they age, so do men’s. A drop in testosterone can cause men to:

  • Gain fat
  • Lose muscle
  • Lose hair
  • Have trouble maintaining erections
  • Lose interest in sex
  • Develop memory problems
  • Feel depressed and fatigued
  • Experience bone loss

Bioidentical pellets for men are formulated with testosterone. Once your testosterone levels are restored, you’ll notice benefits such as:

  • Fat loss
  • Muscle and strength gain
  • Sharper mental acuity
  • Hair regrowth
  • Increased libido
  • Stronger erections
  • Improved mood
  • Stronger bones

Just because you’re older and wiser doesn’t mean you have to suffer from age-related symptoms. Get relief from hormone imbalance with BHRT by calling the friendly team at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery.