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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Our bodies produce fewer hormones as we age, making us feel less like our younger, more energetic selves. A lack of natural hormones can also cause many issues affecting daily life, especially having less energy, more irritability, and overall negative physical and emotional challenges.

It can be frustrating when your body doesn’t function like it used to, even if you’re otherwise in good health. If you feel lackluster in your regular routine, with everything from sleep to sexual drive affected, your hormones may be out of balance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Capitis Medical and Aesthetics can help bring the pep back in your step, improving your mood, physical function, and self-confidence for a rejuvenated, happier you.

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What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are synthetically identical hormones to the ones our own body produces naturally. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the most commonly used bioidentical hormones.

The body’s endocrine system naturally produces hormones that serve many functions and affect different processes, such as growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and mood. These functions can be adversely affected when these hormones are out of balance.

Low-level or imbalanced hormones can make you feel older than you are and can adversely affect how you go about your daily life. When one system is not functioning correctly, it can be hard to maintain your usual pace and outlook.

Bioidentical hormones help patients who have either low or imbalanced hormones and are experiencing related symptoms such as:

  • Low energy
  • Reduced sexual drive and performance
  • Imbalanced mood
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Inexplicable weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
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What Are the Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

There are many types of manufactured hormones available, but bioidentical hormones are the most effective and closest to the natural hormones found in the body. Bioidentical hormones are created in a lab and come in many forms for different applications. These hormones are chemically identical to the ones your body makes, so they are easily absorbed and processed.

A detailed treatment plan from Dr. Crose at Capitis Medical Aesthetics can help you feel, look, and function like your younger, healthy self.

Bioidentical hormone therapy can improve mental and physical well-being. The specific possible benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy include:

  • More energy during the day
  • Increased ability to sleep at night
  • Better processing of fat and ability to gain muscle
  • Healthier skin
  • Improved cognitive and memory function
  • Decreased symptoms of anxiety, depression, and irritability
  • Stronger sex drive
  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats
  • Stronger Bones and osteoporosis reversal

Finding a balance for your hormones can rejuvenate your mind and body, bringing you closer to your more vital self.

What Are My Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Options?

At Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, we strive to offer you the best treatment for hormone replacement therapy that will work for you and your body. This is why we provide bioidentical hormones in multiple forms:

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Injections and Injectable SottoPelle® Pellets

Your bioidentical hormone replacements can be administered via subcutaneous or intramuscular injections. Typically, patients will need injections about once or twice per week, providing quick and effective results. Injections are also easily monitored, as they take effect quickly, and the patient’s response to the dose can be efficiently measured.

Dr. Crose is a certified SottoPelle® provider, offering his patients this slow-acting, low-maintenance option. Once inserted, the SottoPelle® releases low, continuous doses of hormones, similar to the natural process of your endocrine system. Depending on the patient’s needs, SottoPelle® pellets last anywhere from 3-6 months.

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Oral Medication

Some patients dislike the idea of having to get injections for their hormone replacement. Oral medication is another option, with easily controlled doses and customizable treatment.

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Topical Medications and Patches

Bioidentical hormone replacement is also available through topical creams and patches. Each medication provides slow-release doses and is easily administered at home.

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Am I a Candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy candidates should be in generally good health with low or imbalanced hormone levels. Patients experiencing adverse symptoms due to menopause or andropause may also be ideal candidates.

It is vital that you have thorough hormone testing before treatment. Your physician will need to assess how your natural hormones function to create the ideal prescription of bioidentical hormone replacement.

If hormones are even slightly imbalanced, be it naturally or through a new treatment, you may experience undesirable side effects. Additionally, patients with the following conditions should not take bioidentical hormones:

  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Heart or cardiovascular disease
  • Breast cancer or those with an increased risk for cancer
  • Stroke

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can improve symptoms of low or imbalanced hormones, allowing patients to live longer—and better. If you want to see how bioidentical hormone therapy can help you, call us today at Capitis Medical & Aesthetics to schedule a consultation at our San Diego or Roseville locations.

How Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Performed?

Before starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you must undergo comprehensive lab testing to assess your current hormone production and isolate any imbalances and deficiencies. Once your hormone levels have been determined, you will have a consultation with Dr. Crose to discuss your concerns and goals and to create a treatment plan that will detail the dosage and type of bioidentical hormone replacement that will work best for you.

Depending on the form of hormones you are prescribed, you may be injected in the office or be given a prescription for your medication.

How Much Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost?

The cost of your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will vary depending on the treatment plan Dr. Crose creates for your specific needs and goals, including the type of bioidentical hormone application you choose.

How Long Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Recovery?

There is little to no downtime and a few days of some restricted activities with SottoPelle pellet therapy associated with bioidentical hormone replacement. You will be able to resume your daily activities almost immediately following treatment.

Patients who undergo injections for their hormone replacement may see some redness or minor swelling around the injection site, but this should subside within a few hours.

When Will I See the Results of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The results of your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may vary from patient to patient. Some people may see mild relief from symptoms within a few weeks, but in most cases, it takes a few months to see the full results of hormone therapy.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the safest form of hormone replacement. However, there remains some level of risk, so it is crucial that you work closely with your doctor to report any underlying conditions and to monitor your progress. There is some risk of developing blood clots, gallbladder disease, and a low risk of breast cancer.

Are there any side effects associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is about balance: finding the right combination of hormones that act in conjunction with the hormones your body is already producing. There will most likely be a period of adjustment as your doctor works with you to find the best balance to give you optimal results. During these adjustments, you may experience some temporary side effects, such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Changes in facial hair
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Spotting
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Occasional hair shedding

These side effects should subside as your body adjusts to the new hormones or your dose is modified.

How long will I need to take bioidentical hormones once I start?

This entirely depends on your needs and the reason for taking hormones. Women who are seeking relief from menopause symptoms may choose to undergo bioidentical hormone therapy for only the length of the menopause transition, which is usually around two to five years.

It is important to always discuss any changes with your physician before stopping hormones on your own. For many patients, hormone replacement therapy is a long-term medical decision. There is little risk in taking bioidentical hormones for many years, as the goal is to regulate your natural hormone production with as low a dose as possible.

“We work together to find the right treatment for you.”

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Please contact Capitis Medical & Aesthetics today if you have any questions.

San Diego, CA

(619) 510-6018

San Diego, CA

11189 Sorrento Valley Rd. #105
San Diego, Ca. 92121


Roseville, CA

(916) 701-6685

Roseville, CA

300 Harding Blvd Suite 216
Roseville, CA 95678