Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen or testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen or testosterone used in the pellets.
The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office. The insertion of pellets is a simple, relatively painless procedure done under local anesthesia. These pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice or “tic-tac”, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin around the buttock, hip or abdominal area through a small incision which is taped closed. No sutures or stiches required.