BioTE Specialist

Meridian Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Elkton, MD

BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A:

What are Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?

• Difficulty sleeping at night
• Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
• Reduced mental focus, memory and poor concentration
• Unstable mood, anxious or depressed
• Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
• Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
• Decreased muscle strength
• Muscle and/or joint pain
• Reduced sexual desire and performance

What can I do about my symptoms?

At Meridian Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer BioTE® Hormone Replacement
Therapy to help men and women achieve hormone balance and restore their health. Each person is different, and their needs change over time. We design individualized treatment plans to replace hormones according to the hormone levels indicated in specific bloodwork, along with your symptoms.

How Can I Feel Healthy & Vibrant again with Bioidentical Hormone Pellets?

Using our subcutaneous pellet approach to bioidentical hormone therapy, some patients report feeling symptom relief in as little as seven to 10 days, but complete symptom relief may take up to 3 to 6 months. Other hormone delivery methods, including prescription hormones, have a shorter duration and cause a "roller coaster" effect of fluctuating hormone levels. The BioTE® natural hormone pellet therapy process gives you consistent hormone levels throughout the day, that raise and lower themselves naturally.

With BioTE ® natural hormone replacement therapy you can:

• Regain energy, muscle strength and a greater ability to lose weight
• Increase mental clarity
• Feel younger and happier again
• Increase quality of life while preventing age-related illnesses

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the use of hormones made from plant-based sources to identically match human hormones.

What hormones are used?

The most commonly used hormones for BHRT are testosterone, a form of estrogen, and progesterone. Testosterone is used in both men and women. The hormones used in BioTE® pellets are all natural and bio-identical, meaning they are exact replications of what the body makes.

Do I have bloodwork done before each treatment?

Bloodwork is required before the first treatment and six weeks later to determine your dosing, then annually thereafter.

What are the pellets made from?

BioTE ® pellets are made of pure “Human Identical” hormone derived from plant atoms and a small amount of stearic acid that acts as a binding agent to keep the hormone in pellet form for insertion. These hormones are all natural and bio-identical, meaning they are the exact replication of what the human body makes. The human body also naturally makes Stearic Acid. There is no genetic material in atoms, so they cannot be genetically modified; therefore, there are no concerns regarding GMO, pesticides, antibiotics, herbicides, etc.

How long will the treatments last?

BioTE® pellets last 3-4 months for women and 5-6 months for men. The absorption rate is based on cardiac output.

How is it administered?

The small hormone pellets are typically placed in the hip under a mild, local anesthetic, in our office. The procedure takes about five minutes.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects for women and men are rare. In women, transient breast tenderness lasting 7-10 days may occur with the first insertion. There may be some uncommon minor hair growth or acne from testosterone therapy, but this can be lessened by adjustment of hormone amounts. Men side effects may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy. BioTe® uses bio-identical natural hormone therapy.

What if I'm already on hormone creams, patches, or injections?

This is an easy transition. Your certified treatment specialist will customize a treatment plan to convert from your current method of hormone replacement to the bio-identical pellet therapy.

Let us help you unlock the secrets to graceful aging and a happier, healthier you!



Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    "Recently he suggested that I read and research BioTE...This procedure has increased my lean muscle mass and has given me the motivation to exercise regularly ..."

    Very Satisfied D.
  • 5 star

    "I am a 45 y/o male from Elkton and just received my 2nd Biote treatment. My first 6 months were amazing. I am so motivated & transformed my body and totally motivated"

    Erik M.