Optimization in men:
A common form of hormone optimization in men is testosterone replacement therapy. This type of therapy is approved for men who have low levels of testosterone related to certain medical conditions. Examples of these conditions include genetic problems, and chemotherapy or infections that have damaged the testicles. [Khera, Journal of Sexual Medicine 2016 /p1794 A]
Optimization in women:
Hormone optimization in women usually involves some formulation of estrogen, either alone or with progesterone. As with testosterone therapy, estrogen therapy is guided by certain limitations and restrictions. Hormone therapy with estrogens (with or without progesterone) is indicated only for treatment of vasomotor symptoms and vaginal atrophy and for osteoporosis prevention or treatment. [“The Mature Woman,” Williams Gynecology 2016 /p3 A]
The Re3® Advanced Pellet Delivery System for Men & Women is a novel, patented medical device created by a physician with over 20 years experience in Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to improve the pellet insertion process – making it easier, safer, and more reliable.
The current procedure most widely used for pellet insertion requires the healthcare provider to clean, autoclave, and reuse the instruments needed for pellet insertion. This method can be cumbersome and expensive and relies on non-standardized procedures at each provider. There are also plastic, single-use kits for pellet insertion, which are not widely used due to poor quality instruments.
Each Pellecome Re3® Advanced Pellet Delivery System for Men & Women includes a sterile tray with peel back lid, an insertion tool, a precision scalpel, and a funnel.
The insertion tool is ergonomically designed with a needle guide to ensure the pellets are always delivered in the target subcutaneous tissue plane. The insertion tool is designed to deposit pellets in a linear retrograde fashion which:
- Reduces amount of anesthesia required
- Reduces risk of pellets bunching or overlapping
- Reduces patient bruising and discomfort
The precision scalpel ensures that the incision is a precise width and depth to facilitate insertion procedure. The scalpel also minimizes risk of extrusion (i.e., this incision is too shallow) or muscle pain (too deep).
The convenient funnel helps prevent loss of pellets during the loading process – a common issue with current methods. The funnel technology secures pellets for safe and efficient use providing an aseptic pellet transfer.