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BioTE Hormone Replacement Specialist

Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center

Pompeyo C Chavez, M.D.

Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Bastrop, TX

Hormone imbalance can make you chronically exhausted, irritable, sad, and unhappy with your appearance and sex life. Fortunately, it’s not something you have to accept thanks to BioTE® hormone replacement at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, Texas. Experienced board-certified physician Pompeyo Chavez, MD, specializes in hormone optimization that restores you to your best health. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

BioTE Hormone Replacement Q & A

What are the signs of hormone imbalance?

Some of the most common problems caused by hormone imbalance are:

  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic tiredness
  • Poor concentration and focus
  • Thinning hair
  • Poor libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex 
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Depression and anxiety

Hormone imbalance can also contribute to conditions like osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones. Both men and women can suffer from hormone imbalance. It's most common during middle age but can occur earlier in life as well. 

What is BioTE?

BioTE is an FDA-approved pellet form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones come from plant sources like wild yams and soy instead of animal sources, like traditional hormone replacement. These particular plants have the highest amount of natural hormones, which makes them the ideal base for bioidentical hormones.

BioTE hormones are virtually identical to those that occur in your body naturally. They're the ideal way to restore hormone levels to give you symptom relief and protection from conditions like osteoporosis.

How does BioTE treatment work?

First, you have blood tests at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center to identify your exact hormone imbalances. A compound pharmacy then creates your custom hormone pellets to ensure that you get the specific type and dose of replacement hormones that you need for symptom relief and optimal whole-body function.

Dr. Chavez performs BioTE treatment on-site. He makes a very small incision in the fat pad around your hip, then inserts the pellets. The tiny incision heals on its own, no stitch needed. 

The BioTE hormones gradually enter your bloodstream, bringing you to the optimal hormone level and eliminating your symptoms. Some patients experience complete symptom relief within only four weeks.

Around 4-8 weeks after your first treatment, you’ll have new blood testing to help set your dosing. After that, you’ll only need new blood tests if you have any major symptom changes.

How often do I need BioTE treatment?

Treatment frequency varies by person based on your absorption rate. Your absorption rate is connected to cardiac output, which means that extremely high physical activity levels, very hot weather, and severe stress can all impact the longevity of your BioTE pellets. Generally, most men and women only need BioTE treatment every 3-6 months.

To learn how BioTE hormone replacement therapy can restore your energy, boost your performance, and prevent aging-related conditions, call Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center or book a consultation online today.