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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

For Men
For Women

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when the ovarian production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone begins to decline. Although Menopause is medically defined as the time in which a woman ceases to menstruate for a period of 12 months, the onset can occur up to ten years before that. While each woman is different, generally it occurs some time between the ages of 35 and 55.

Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center physicians recommend that all women should have their hormone levels checked by age 40. Long before a woman’s period has stopped, she has already noticed a change. Her periods become shorter and she notices a loss of energy, a decrease in strength and diminished libido. Her moods are changing, she may be more agitated, depressed, apathetic and forgetful than normal.

These Are All Symptoms of Menopause

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Irritability, mood swings and depression
  • Loss of libido and energy
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain (especially in the abdomen, hips and thighs)

At Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center, we offer individualized treatment plans based on a patient’s symptoms, physiology and lab results. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs should always be under the direct care of a qualified physician and integrated with proper fitness and nutrition.

In the short term, natural hormone therapy safely and effectively treats the hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, loss of energy and strength, and other symptoms that occur with Menopause. Your libido is restored and you begin to feel more in control of your emotions. In the long term, it
can protect against heart disease, the number one killer among women. It has also been shown to increase a woman’s memory and mood. But most importantly, re-establishing her hormonal balance restores the quality of life she might have thought lost forever.

Treating Menopause with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Women need to understand Menopause and what the loss of hormones means to her own risk for diseases. Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center believes natural bioidentical hormones offer better results than the synthetic drug hormones made by pharmaceutical companies.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

  • Reduces the symptoms brought on by Menopause
  • Facilitates weight loss
  • Increases lean muscle mass/decreases body fat
  • Increases libido and sexual performance
  • Increases skin elasticity/fewer wrinkles
  • Improves memory and mental faculty
  • Higher energy level with greater stamina
  • Better sleep
  • Decreases effects of osteoporosis

Pellet therapy has been available in the United States since 1939. This sustainable delivery method for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is an ideal way to help balance body chemistry and restore health and vitality in menopausal women. The effect is similar to the way hormones are naturally produced in healthy 30-something women.

Convenient and Effective

The long-lasting pellets make this hormone therapy treatment option easy and convenient – instead of dealing with a daily pill schedule, creams or shots, clients meet with their Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center physicians every three to six months for a simple insertion. The pellets, which contain estradiol or testosterone, react to the needs of the body, so they actually secrete additional hormones – just as the body would if it could – during periods of stress or exercise. There are no extreme highs and lows because hormone delivery is constantly maintained.

Patients are closely monitored to help ensure they sustain proper hormone levels, as well as determine the timing for subsequent pellet insertions.

A Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center physician carefully measures hormone levels and completes a detailed symptoms analysis to determine an individual’s need for the custom-made hormone pellets. During a simple in-office procedure, the tiny pellets are inserted into the hip, buttock or bikini area. The small incision site requires just a small bandage. Most patients notice a difference very quickly. However, it can take up to two weeks for the full effect to be felt. Results can last up to six months.

What is Andropause?

For men who believe they are going through the proverbial midlife crisis, doctors and researchers say they may actually be experiencing something very different – the male version of Menopause known as Andropause. Occuring by the time a man reaches his 40’s to mid-50’s, Andropause is the result of a gradual drop in the hormone levels including testosterone. Symptoms manifest themselves in a number of ways with everything from emotional, psychological and behavioral changes to loss of energy, decreased stamina and sexual dysfunction.

Although a decline in hormone levels will occur in virtually all men with age, there is no way of predicting who will experience Andropause symptoms of sufficient severity to seek medical help. That is why it is important to know that low testosterone levels can impact a man’s quality of life and may expose him to more significant health problems such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke.

Symptoms of Andropause:

  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increase in body fat
  • Loss of libido
  • Loss of morning erections
  • Depression

b) Treating Andropause With Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Men need to understand Andropause and what the loss of hormones means to his own risk for diseases. Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center believes natural bio-identical hormones offer better results than the synthetic drug hormones made by pharmaceutical companies.

At Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center, we offer individualized treatment plans based on a patient’s symptoms, physiology and lab results. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs should always be under the direct care of a qualified physician and integrated with proper fitness and nutrition.

Taking charge of your own aging process is possible with a program, such as, the one offered by Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center. This physician based program offers a new approach to traditional medicine by applying preventative methods including proper nutrition and physical fitness while helping clients maintain balanced hormone levels.

There are many effective methods for treating men with Andropause through the use of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. One method used is to treat them with the “signal” hormone from the brain that increases the body’s own production.

Another method, when the hormone like testosterone cannot be produced, is to use creams or pills which safely restore the body’s hormone levels. Finally, in some men, pellet insertion or self-injection of these hormones are required to restore hormone levels. The hormones and approach are unique to each man and reviewed together by our physicians to ensure your optimum health.

Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center physicians work closely to monitor their clients performance by both listening to the symptoms (and the relief of the symptoms) and through on-going laboratory testing. Not only will we follow-up on the hormones that are administered, but the production and levels of other hormones to ensure he stays healthy and at his best.

Pellet therapy has been available in the United States since 1939. This sustainable delivery method for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is an ideal way to help balance body chemistry and restore health and vitality in Andropausal men. The effect is similar to the way hormones are naturally produced in healthy 30-something men.

Convenient and Effective

The long-lasting pellets make this Hormone Therapy treatment option easy and convenient – instead of dealing with a daily pill schedule, creams or shots, clients meet with their Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center physicians every three to six months for a simple insertion.

The pellets, which contain estradiol or testosterone, react to the needs of the body, so they actually secrete additional hormones – just as the body would if it could – during periods of stress or exercise.

There are no extreme highs and lows because hormone delivery is constantly maintained. Clients are closely monitored to help ensure they sustain proper hormone levels, as well as determine the timing for subsequent pellet insertions.

A Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center physician carefully measures hormone levels and completes a detailed symptoms analysis to determine an individual’s need for the custom-made hormone pellets. During a simple in-office procedure, the tiny pellets are inserted into the hip, buttock or bikini area. The small incision site requires just a small bandage.

Most patients notice a difference very quickly. However, it can take up to two weeks for the full effect to be felt. Results can last up to six months.