Our Urology of Greater Atlanta team specializes in hormone therapy for low testosterone. We provide hormone replacement therapy in many ways, including gels, implants, and pellets.
If you’re dealing with symptoms of low testosterone, book your appointment online or give us a call now.
Testosterone pellet therapy is esteemed for its ability to address low testosterone levels.
These hormone pellets are about the size of a rice grain and are inserted under the skin following a small incision created by our healthcare professionals.
The pellets contain crystallized testosterone, which delivers a low, steady dose for up to six months following pellet insertion.
Why Are Testosterone Pellets Taken?
Using pellets for testosterone replacement therapy may seem like a drastic measure.
However, the longevity of these pellets makes it convenient for people from all walks of life.
Once you receive the subcutaneous pellets, they’ll release the required dosage for a few months. Many patients love this “set it and forget it” approach.
Finding the Perfect Dosage of Testosterone Pellets
Usually, it takes time to establish your perfect dose. Too much testosterone may trigger adverse side effects like an increased red blood cell count.
Our specialists will do blood work and other tests to ensure we find your correct testosterone replacement therapy dosage as quickly as possible.
Depending on your situation, we may recommend other forms of testosterone therapy to alleviate your symptoms of low testosterone.
How Do Testosterone Pellets Work?
The pellets work by releasing a low and steady level of testosterone to combat your hormone imbalance over several months.
One of our accredited doctors at Urology of Greater Atlanta will conduct the pellet implantation under your skin near your upper hip or buttocks.
The Testosterone Pellet Administration Process
To help settle any worries about the procedure, find our step-by-step implantation process below:
- We thoroughly clean the insertion site.
- Our doctor administers a local anesthetic to numb the area.
- A mini-incision is made in the skin.
- Using a trocar, we insert the pellets.
- The pellets emit enough testosterone to combat uncomfortable low levels of testosterone.
The Benefits of Testosterone Pellets
After pellet placement, many patients notice increased energy levels, have better sleep quality, and generally feel better.
Body fat decreases while bone density and lean muscle mass increase, further heightening your sense of wellbeing.
Even cognitive function can improve with your re-regulated testosterone levels.
The Risks and Side Effects of Taking Testosterone Pellets
All testosterone replacement therapies come with certain risks and side effects.
For instance, incorrect dosages can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, and heart attacks.
There’s also a risk of the pellet dislodging and protruding from the skin, which isn’t a concern with other types of testosterone replacement therapy.
However, any testosterone treatment can come with these side effects:
- Reduced sperm count
- New or worsening sleep apnea
- Decreased urine stream
- Oily skin
- Fluid retention
- Swelling of prostate or breast tissue
Speaking with one of our wellness professionals at Urology of Great Atlanta will help you decide whether testosterone pellets are right for you. The beneficial effects may outweigh any potential risks.
Contact one of our locations in Georgia today or book an appointment online to discover which testosterone replacement therapy may be best for you.