The Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic in Costa Rica is one of the few clinics in the region that concentrates on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using testosterone pellet implants. Surprisingly, few people know about hormone replacement therapy with the pellet implant. Even more so, most are amazed that pellet delivery for hormone replacement has been around since 1938. Yes, at that time, pellet implantation was one of the preferred methods for hormone replacement therapy.
Around the 1970s, many synthetic hormones came to market which could be delivered orally. Pellets soon lost their popularity due to the convenience of taking a prescription and purchasing some pills. It wasn’t until many years later that increases in cancer risks soon were reported with some of these patented synthetic hormones, which were not bio-identical and are often associated with much of the fear-mongering relating to hormone replacement therapies as an anti-aging and age management treatment.
Over the past 6 years, pellets have made a significant comeback in popularity. This is particularly the case at the Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic in San Jose Costa Rica. Under the medical leadership of Dr. Leslie Mesen, pellets are given as one of the preferred choices of treatment for testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Mesen has done thousands of pellet implantations for bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy. He has found that it is often the best approach to providing a consistent time-released level of testosterone to the bloodstream for 3-5 months.
Are testosterone pellets the best choice for testosterone replacement therapy? Some say absolutely. Not just for maintaining consistent testosterone levels, but also the fact that the pellet implantation can provide up to 4 months of testosterone delivery without any additional injections or inconvenience for the patient.
Research shows that testosterone pellet implants have consistently improved sex drive and libido, cardiovascular health, headaches, mood swings and depression, and insomnia.
Is testosterone the only type of pellet? No. Actually, many hormones are compounded into pellets. Most often they are testosterone and estradiol, but also other compounds such as Pregnenolone, DHEA, Progesterone, Human Growth Hormone, and Anastrozole are fused into a pellet.
At the Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic, under Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leslie Mesen, formally of the Anti-Aging Institute, testosterone pellets are inserted in a simple in-office procedure. Essentially, testosterone pellets are inserted subcutaneously into the fatty tissue of the buttocks through a very small incision. Dr. Mesen will apply local anesthesia to numb the area beforehand, so no pain is felt during the procedure. Once implanted, the testosterone pellets begin to release small physiologic doses of testosterone, which generally will last 3-5 months. Follow up blood testing is done to monitor the proper dosage and how fast the testosterone is metabolized by the patient.
It is recommended by the Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic in Costa Rica to not do any vigorous physical activity for 2-3 days after implantation, just as a precaution to give the body time to heal at the insertion area of the testosterone pellet. The pellets will eventually dissolve between the 3-5 month after implantation, at which time a follow-up visit is done and a new round of pellets are re-inserted. Dr. Leslie Mesen has been implanting pellets in Costa Rica for more than 6 years. He is by far the most experienced in testosterone pellet implantation for wellness and age management purposes in Costa Rica, if not the entire region.
Although testosterone pellet implantation is a very safe procedure, it is very important that the medical doctor implanting the testosterone pellets is experienced in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy as well as the implantation procedure.
As mentioned earlier, testosterone pellet implantation has been around since 1938. Studies have shown it is the superior method of hormone replacement therapy. Why? Because testosterone pellets deliver consistent physiologic levels of testosterone and it avoids the fluctuations seen from other delivery methods, such as testosterone injections and testosterone creams.
Do only men get testosterone pellets, or is it for women as well? Yes, women need a certain amount of testosterone as well. If a woman’s levels are lower than they should be, testosterone pellets have shown to improve lethargy, depression, libido, and reduce anxiety and increase mental acuity.
If you are feeling fatigued, sluggish, and depressed, have a low libido, it is recommended you get your testosterone levels checked. This can be done by contacting the Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic and scheduling an appointment.