Testosterone Pellets Specialist

Kaiulani Morimoto, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Spokane Valley, WA

Hormone replacement therapy can be a positive treatment option when the hormones are lacking or out of balance in the body. People in Spokane, Washington can visit Dr. Morimoto for hormone replacement therapy such as testosterone pellets.

Testosterone Pellets Q & A

by Kaiulani Morimoto, MD

What is hormone replacement therapy?

As the body ages, it can stop producing enough hormones causing deficiencies and other problems to develop. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves the use of medications containing female hormones to replace the ones the body no longer makes. HRT is generally used as a standard treatment for women suffering from menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. This allows the body to return to balance easing symptoms such as hot flashes that occur after menopause.

What is hormone pellet implantation?

Hormone pellet therapy hormones (testosterone) taken from natural sources of plants. They are used to replicate, optimize, and restore the body’s normal hormone levels. This method of hormone therapy is the only method that can provide sustained hormone levels throughout the day for months at a time without the “roller coaster” effect seen with other forms of therapy.

During your consultation, Dr. Morimoto will assess your symptoms, go over your questionnaire and order lab work to evaluate your need for bio-identical hormone replacement.

What are the Benefits of Hormone Pellet Implantation?

Although hormone therapy is generally used for treating menopausal symptoms, it can also be beneficial in many other areas such as:

  • Reduction of hot flashes
  • Improves sleep, muscle aches, and pains
  • Improvement in mood changes
  • relieve the symptoms of urinary frequency
  • Reduction in osteoporosis
  • Reduction in cardiovascular disease
  • Significantly improves vaginal dryness and sexual function
  • Improved lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decreased fat mass
  • Improved sex drive, libido, sexual response, and performance
  • Decreased depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings
  • Highly Preventative against breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and osteoporosis

For women:

Pellets help with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency, and frequency

Effective menopausal symptom relief

For men:

Improve erectile dysfunction

What is the procedure like?

The procedure is done under a local anesthetic in office. Testosterone pellets are the size of a grain of rice and will be placed into the fatty tissue of the abdomen or buttocks. Afterwards, a small dressing will be applied with steri-strips over the area. There is minimal downtime after pellet implantation and limited discomfort that can be easily treated with Ibuprofen. By faithfully following Dr. Morimoto’s post procedure instructions any complications can be minimized and avoided.