Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones are key to a good quality of life

Hormones control most all of your basic functions. When hormones are out of balance it affects your health and wellbeing.

When you were young, your hormones were at their peak. You were mentally sharp, had great energy and sleep, and performed to the max. You skin was plump and firm. Your shape was well contoured. You could easily recover physical stamina and energy, and had a strong sex drive. Injuries healed faster, you could drop 10 pounds in a few days, and when you got sick you recovered quickly. Hormones were responsible for how you felt, performed, recovered, healed and how you looked.

Skin aging and deceases in lean body mass, bone mineral density, sexual desire, and erectile function, intellectual activity and mood have all been associated with a decrease in hormone production with age.

The cosmetic consequences of aging reveal themselves in skin that is thin, wrinkled and sags due to lost elasticity and firmness, resilience, volume and glow. As the level of estrogen falls, the amount of collagen (the underlying structural support for the skin) drops. The skin falls and hangs, and the face and breasts lose volume. Hormone deficiency also contributes to hair loss, weight gain and fat redistribution.

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Currently women live one third of their lives in a state of hormone deficiency. Men are also subject to age-related testosterone decline. BHRT is designed to slow, stop or even reverse aging and increase your quality of life.

Hormone replacement therapy is the cornerstone of anti-aging medicine. The scientific evidence is clear, BHRT replenishes hormone levels to restore a youthful physical state, vitality and your quality of life.

Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to restore hormone levels with chemically and structurally identical hormones to levels you had as a young adult. Dr. Powell has the training and expertise to treat age-related declines in hormones for life-enhancement and life-extension.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

BHRT reduces the risk of diabetes, tooth and gum disease and cataracts. It can also improve skin thickness, hydration, elasticity and even reduce wrinkles.

Maintaining peak hormone levels protects your body organs and tissue from aging, builds muscle and bone mass, improves libido, controls fat distribution, decreases insulin resistance, improves your mood, and impacts social, emotional, mental, cognitive and sexual function. You will heal faster, perform better, feel like a teenager again!

HRT can help to:

  • Reduce menopause symptoms and Andropause in men
  • Improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression
  • Improve sexual desire, libido and performance
  • Reduce age- related conditions like osteoporosis, some cancers, and heart disease.
  • Improve sleep and reduce muscle aches for better mobility and quality of life
  • Restore vitality and vigor.
  • In men, BHRT has been shown to improve strength, function, memory, and other age-related conditions.

What are bioidentical hormones?

The term “bioidentical” means the chemical and physical structure of the replacement hormone is identical to the naturally occurring hormone found in the body.

What’s the difference between HRT and BHRT?
Conventional Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones and estrogens made from the urine of pregnant horses. Bioidentical hormones are man-made from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to what your body produces.

Are you a good candidate?
When you feel that your age is slowing you down, consider BHRT. It is not for everyone so it is important to discuss your options in a consultation with Dr. Powell, to find out if it might help you.

What is the process involved with BHRT?

The effectiveness of BHRT requires that it is prescribed individually and designed specifically for each patient. The hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone must be balanced in the personalized BHRT formula that is specific to your body chemistry.

To determine an effective level of hormone replacement, Dr. Powell will order blood tests to establish your baseline before treatment, and determine an initial dose and combination of hormones. This is a trial and error period where Dr. Powell will adjust your dosage based on your needs, and responses. He will fine tune your formula so that you receive all the benefits that BHRT brings. This requires a lot of skill and knowledge to create the formula that works for you.

BHRT requires monitoring blood levels several times a year.

Would you like better sex, a leaner body and more youthful skin? BHRT can turn your life around. Contact Dr. Carl Powell at Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego and schedule a consultation to learn how you can benefit. Be good to yourself.

You deserve it!