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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Joli Medispa

Hormones are essential for physical wellness, mental wellness, sexual wellness, and all other bodily needs. However, hormone imbalances can occur when there’s an excess or insufficiency in the levels of certain hormones in your bloodstream. Hormone imbalances can cause stress, anxiety, weakness, loss of sexual desire, and other problems.

JOLI Medispa uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to restore optimal hormone levels in your body. Our providers customize each dose of hormone therapy in Covington according to your unique goals to help you maintain optimal levels for extended periods. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy options in Covington, LA.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a process that restores the patient’s optimal hormone levels, such as estrogen and testosterone. Bioidentical hormones, usually derived from plants, are chemically similar to the hormones produced by the human body. Restoring optimal hormonal balance alleviates the symptoms of imbalance, such as low sex drive, stress, weight gains, etc., and promotes overall wellness.

Subcutaneous Pellet Therapy

Hormones can be delivered to the patient in the form of topical creams, subcutaneous pellets, gels, patches, pills, or injections. However, for hormone therapy in Covington at JOLI Medispa, we favor bioidentical hormone pellets placed subcutaneously (under the skin). As the pellets dissolve, they release a steady stream of bioidentical hormones, maintaining the hormone levels for extended periods. Other methods are more likely to produce rapid fluctuations in hormone levels.

Bioidentical Hormones vs. Traditional Hormones

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants, and they’re chemically similar to the hormones produced by the human body. The hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy are produced from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic sources. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is superior and safer because of its identical makeup.

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Signs & Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Lower sex drive
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Irritation
  • Mood swings
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Loss of vaginal lubrication

Signs & Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscles
  • Low sex drive
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Fogginess
  • Stress and anxiety
  • High cholesterol
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Erectile dysfunction

The Treatment & Recovery Process

During your first visit, the provider discusses your goals, performs tests to study your hormone levels, and curates the ideal treatment plan for hormone therapy in Covington. If you’re a suitable candidate, the pellet insertion may begin. The provider administers local anesthesia to the insertion site, usually the buttocks, and makes a small incision. The hormone pellets are inserted, and the incision is closed. As the pellet is absorbed by the body, it gradually releases the hormones in a steady stream.

  • Downtime: You should avoid lower body exercises, strenuous workouts, and hot tubs for a few days. However, you can resume regular activities and work immediately.
  • Onset of Results: You may start noticing results in two to four weeks, with continued improvements for several months.
  • Frequency: Your provider will curate the ideal treatment plan for you, along with instructions on the frequency of your hormone replacement sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for BHRT?

You may make a good candidate for BHRT if you are bothered by symptoms that affect your quality of life and well-being, such as:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Low energy
  • Muscle loss
  • Mental fog
  • Hair loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Low bone density and more

What is the cost of BHRT?

The cost of hormone therapy in Covington varies widely, based upon factors like geographic location, individual provider and more. The best way to determine the cost of your individual BHRT is to meet with your provider at a consultation.

How long can I stay on BHRT?

Even though BHRT relies upon plant derivatives, rather than synthetic ones, the effects of long-term use does not have as much accumulated research as conventional HRT. However, BHRT uses hormones that are natural and identical to those made by your own body, so the therapy is considered to be generally safe, although you may prefer to only undergo the therapy until you achieve symptom relief.

How quickly does BHRT work?

Each individual can experience the results of BHRT differently, depending upon a wide range of factors. You may notice immediate relief of your symptoms, or you may find that you improve steadily over a period of several months. Within six months of beginning your regimen, you should achieve normal hormone levels.

Is BHRT better than HRT?

Patients often perceive BHRT as safer than conventional hormone therapy in Covington because BHRT is more natural. BHRT also frequently has the endorsement of the compounding pharmacies that produce the hormones.

Will I lose weight on BHRT?

Many patients find that they lose a significant amount of weight while on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. One of the main reasons why BHRT can help you lose weight is that it increases your metabolism and energy. So you may find that you burn calories more quickly than you did before starting the therapy, leading to a slimming effect over time.

BHRT can also help you gain muscle mass, further boosting your metabolism and your body’s burning of calories.

BHRT at JOLI Medispa

Are you ready to dramatically enhance your well-being and appearance? JOLI Medispa is a luxurious medical spa specializing in the most effective wellness solutions. Our exceptional providers carefully discuss your goals and expectations to curate personalized treatment plans. Our emphasis on bioidentical hormone replacement ensures complete safety and the natural absorption of hormones, so there aren’t major side effects or complications.

Please schedule an appointment to discuss your options for hormone therapy in Covington, LA.