Pellecome LLC is the vision of Dr. Enrique G. Jacome, a board-certified Ob-Gyn who was certain there was a better way to provide hormone balance to patients than the methods that were available. His objective was to develop an improved, simplified method of administration and better quality hormone pellets. He also believed that streamlining the therapeutic process would allow healthcare professionals with various levels of experience to incorporate Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) into their practices.
At The Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas, Dr. Jeneby is the first to provider to offer this service as a key option leader to help shape the practice.
What is BHRT?
BHRT stands for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. The “B” stands for Bio-Identical, not biosimilar. During the development of a therapeutic project, any modification in the manufacturing process can create slight changes in the structure of the resulting drug, thus creating a “biosimilar.” [McCamish, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2012 /p409 A]. The term “Bio-Identical,” as defined by experts from The Endocrine Society, is a compound that has exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as the hormones that are produced in the human body. [Files Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2011 /p674 A]
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy?
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the therapeutic use of plant-based hormones that are identical on a molecular level with those created by the human body. Hormone pellets are often the preferred method of delivery and have benefits over other formulations, such as creams or orals. Sustained, consistent release of hormones from pellets over time is considered an advantage over the fluctuations that can occur with other formulations.
Advantages & Benefits
- Easy To Use For HCPs With All Skill Levels
- Insertion Tool Facilitates Effortless Preparation + Placement
- Precision Scalpel Ensures Proper Depth + Size
- Funnel Technology Secures Pellets For Safe + Efficient Use
- Helps Achieve Better Clinical Results
A simple way to describe hormone imbalance is that it represents any combination of hormone levels that are not within the expected normal range. Because hormones are kept within a certain range to perform specific functions, hormone imbalance can be associated with a variety of symptoms and functional changes in the body.
Hormone imbalance in men and women differs because of the hormones involved and the function of the hormones that are not within the normal range or not functioning properly.
Hormone Imbalance in Men
Changes in testosterone levels
Testosterone deficiency is present in a percentage of men age 50–69 years and in an even greater proportion of men 70 years of age and older. Unwanted consequences include decreases in: [Little, Current Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 /p8 B]
- Muscle mass and strength
- Bone mass
- Sexual interest and ability to function sexually
- Cognitive function
They may also experience increases in fat mass. It is unknown, however, whether these changes can all be attributed to declines in testosterone levels or whether there are other contributing factors. [Little, Current Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 /p8 B]
Hormone Imbalance in Women
Decreased estrogen levels represent an important form of hormone imbalance in women. Although in many cases it is the result of a normal physiological change associated with aging, because up to a third of a woman’s life today may occur after menopause, there is a compelling reason to be concerned about its impact on physical, social, and emotional aspects of a woman’s life, including: [Hoffman, “The Mature Woman,” Williams Gynecology 2016 /p1 A]
- Physical symptoms, such as vasomotor symptoms (night sweats, hot flashes and flushes) and vaginal dryness
- Structural changes such as bone loss, skin thinning, fatty replacement of the breast
- Changes in blood lipids
- Atrophy of the bladder and urethra
- Hormone Optimization
Why Bio-Identical Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy is simple and easy! Pellets are inserted into patients 3-4 times per year. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes.
Patients don’t have to worry about applying creams or taking orals daily so compliance is not an issue.
Contact Us Today
Contact the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today at (210) 762-4901 to schedule a consultation.