At Jolie Visage Med Spa in Buford, GA, Dr. Jim Staheli, the Medical Director, provides insight into the various modalities of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Understanding the diverse delivery methods available can help patients choose the most suitable option for their needs and lifestyle.

Progesterone, a crucial hormone in HRT, can be administered in several ways: as a cream, a pill, a capsule, or a troche (a small lozenge that dissolves between the cheek and gum). This variety allows for flexibility in how patients incorporate progesterone into their daily routines.

Estrogen, another essential hormone, can also be delivered through a cream, providing a topical application option. Additionally, estrogen patches are available, which are applied to the skin twice a week. These patches offer a consistent release of the hormone, making them a convenient option for many patients.

Testosterone therapy presents multiple delivery methods as well. It can be administered as a cream, through injections, or via pellets. The injections are typically performed one to two times per week. For females, a small amount can be drawn with an insulin syringe and injected into the lateral thigh or abdominal area. For males, a 1cc syringe is used to inject into the muscle or subcutaneous fat in the abdominal or thigh region. Pellets are another option for testosterone delivery, inserted subcutaneously every three months. These pellets are larger for males than females and provide a steady release of the hormone.

At Jolie Visage, all these HRT options are available, ensuring that patients can choose the most effective and convenient method for their individual needs. The team at Jolie Visage encourages you to schedule an appointment to start your journey towards optimal health and well-being with a personalized hormone replacement therapy plan.