As you get older, you may notice some changes to your physical and mental health. Certain symptoms like frequent mood swings, chronic fatigue, and decreased libido could all be signs of a potential hormone imbalance. Both women and men can experience a dip in hormones that creates challenges in their day-to-day lives.
At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center in Plainfield, IL, we want to make life easier for you. In addition to offering hormone replacement therapy for women going through menopause, we offer men’s hormone therapy for men who are struggling with the effects of decreased testosterone.
No matter the cause of your hormonal imbalance, our hormone replacement therapy can help.
What Are Hormones?
Hormones are your body’s way of supporting healthy growth and development and ensuring your body’s natural systems are functioning properly. Your hormones carry messages to your skin, organs, muscles, and tissues to tell them when to perform certain functions.
They are responsible for regulating a variety of important functions that contribute to your overall health, including your:
- Heart rate
- Reproductive systems
- Energy levels
Maintaining the proper balance of hormones is essential to enjoying a happy, healthy life. Even a slight imbalance can create unwanted symptoms that can drastically reduce your quality of life.
What Causes a Hormonal Imbalance?
As you get older, your body experiences a natural drop in certain hormones. Although hormonal imbalances are common with age, there are many other factors that can throw your hormones off balance.
Some common causes of hormonal imbalances include:
- Chronic stress
- Chronic pain
- Extreme dieting
- Thyroid disorder
Whatever the cause, a hormonal imbalance can take a toll on your health and your ability to enjoy life. Luckily, there are new methods available to help combat these changes. We provide both men’s and women’s hormone therapy to help get your body back on track.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a bio-identical hormone treatment that rebalances your hormones. It works to replenish missing hormones your body is no longer producing with tiny micro pellets. These pellets enhance your body’s natural hormone production and promote consistent, reliable results that can last for months.
Unlike other treatment options that require regular upkeep, our pellets maintain your hormone levels over time without requiring weekly or monthly treatments.
How Does It Work?
During the treatment, we insert small pellets, about the size of a grain of rice, under your skin into the layer of subcutaneous fat commonly found in the flank or buttock area. The pellets contain organic hormones that have the same molecular makeup as the hormones your body naturally produces, so there are no synthetic materials involved.
The pellets then release these hormones and can relieve symptoms for anywhere from three to six months.
Every patient’s hormone imbalance is different, so we will work with you to determine your specific treatment needs. After your initial treatment, we will continue to test your hormone levels to make sure you are receiving the correct dosage. We can adjust the hormones over time, depending on how your body responds.
Women’s Hormone Therapy
Many women experience drops in their primary sex hormones — estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone — as they enter menopause. As you age, fluctuations in any of these three hormones can negatively impact your daily life.
Symptoms that can be helped with women’s hormone therapy include:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Trouble sleeping
While menopause is a natural part of aging, the symptoms that come along with it don’t have to be. Our hormonal replacement therapy can help control your symptoms and greatly improve your quality of life.
Men’s Hormone Therapy
Just as women experience menopause, men can experience a period of time known as andropause. As testosterone levels drop, you might notice changes in your life that can lead to discomfort and even serious health complications.
Symptoms that can be helped with men’s hormone therapy include:
- Brain fog
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Mood swings
- Erectile dysfunction
- Lower stamina
Any one or a combination of these symptoms could be an indication of a hormonal imbalance. Seeking treatment can help reduce these symptoms and stop them from disrupting your life.
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
Before we schedule your procedure, we will start with a comprehensive consultation to review your symptoms and medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. During your consultation, we will go over the procedure and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
On the day you come in for your treatment, we will begin by numbing the area to maximize your comfort during the insertion process. We will then place the pellets underneath the skin. The procedure itself only lasts about 15 minutes with minimal downtime, so you can fit your appointment into a busy day.
Although results vary from patient to patient, the pellets will immediately begin releasing hormones at the time of insertion. Eventually, the pellets will dissolve, leaving nothing behind in your body.
Your body typically starts responding in about a week, and many patients begin seeing their symptoms fade in two to four weeks following their initial procedure. In order to maintain their hormone stability and results, most patients schedule follow-up appointments every three to four months.
Find Balance with Hormone Replacement Therapy
Don’t let a hormonal imbalance stop you from living life to the fullest. Our experts at Dream Med Spa and Laser Center in Plainfield, IL, are dedicated to giving you the care you need to feel healthy and balanced again.
Call or visit us online to schedule your consultation and see the difference our hormone replacement therapy can make in your life today.