Hormone Pellet Therapy

Hormones are an often-overlooked part of aging.


Declining hormone levels can lead to a variety of unwanted health problems because they control most body functions — including energy levels, weight management, mental clarity, the ability to maintain bone and muscle mass, and libido.

As opposed to regulating hormones through patches, creams, and pills (which can cause hormone levels to rise and fall, resulting in mood and energy swings), Alison Wellness Clinic offers a more effective method for regulating your hormones — BioTE®hormone replacement pellets. 

symptoms of hormone imbalance
  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Lack of Energy

  • Reduced Mental Focus

  • Memory Problems

  • Moodiness, Anxiety and Depression

  • Weight Gain

  • Inability to Lose Weight

  • Decreased Muscle Strength

  • Muscle and/or Joint Pain

  • Reduced sexual desire and performance

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BioTE®hormone replacement pellets.


This hormone therapy provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for three to five months, all delivered in a tiny pellet placed in the fatty tissue beneath the skin. When placed under the skin they consistently release small, physiologic doses optimally.


BioTE® pellets are made by fusing estrogen or testosterone into small cylinders, some of which are smaller than a grain of rice. With hormone pellet therapy at Alison Wellness, we then place the pellet in the fatty tissue just beneath the skin. By being always available, this placement closely mimics the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles in the way hormones are released into the bloodstream. The pellet insertion is quick and easy right in our Huntsville office. The dosage is unique to you.

Just as every one of our patients is unique, so is their BioTE® dosage. We perform a comprehensive BioTE® bloodwork analysis to determine where your hormone levels are and where they need to be. We then provide you with the pellet size and makeup that is right for you.

Who says you need to give in to the moodiness, anxiety, sleep disruptions, declining interest in sex, and the other problems related to hormone imbalances? Let the team at Alison Wellness Clinic put BioTE® hormone pellet therapy to work for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need the pellets inserted?

For women, pellets usually last 3-4 months. For men, the duration is 4-5 months. At that point, you need another pellet inserted to keep your hormones balanced.

What are the benefits of BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy?

You’ll be amazed that pellets, some as small as rice grains, can make you feel so much better. Here are some of the benefits of BioTE® hormone therapy:

  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Muscle Strength
  • Weight Loss Becomes Easier
  • Increased Mental Clarity
  • Improved Moods and Outlook
  • Prevents Age-Related Illness
  • Builds Bone Mass

What is the difference between BioTE® Hormone Therapy for men and women?

For women, hormone pellet therapy means you don’t have to be at the mercy of hormone-related issues such as PMS, menopause, and age-related health deficiencies. Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Age-related estrogen loss increases a woman’s risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s, impaired vision, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. Estrogen affects the skin’s elasticity, cognitive functions, and bone mass. It’s also thought that higher estrogen levels increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, which elevates mood. Testosterone is also needed for women. It, along with estrogen and progesterone, are the three main hormones. Increased testosterone provides increased mental clarity, libido, and muscle tone and mass. Low testosterone is linked to increased irritability, anxiety, sleep problems, moodiness, and depression. It contributes to declining bone mass, the hallmark of osteoporosis. For men, research now defines a male equivalent to menopause, calling it andropause, signaled by decreasing testosterone levels. This decline has led to various hormone treatments for men, but most are expensive, require daily consumption, and need careful timing. BioTE® instead delivers sustained and consistent testosterone levels through the day for up to five months. Higher levels of testosterone increase a man’s libido, help to retain muscle mass, aid in weight loss, and improve energy levels and moods.

What is BioTE®?

BioTE® is a Bio-Identical form of hormone therapy that seeks to return the hormone balance to youthful levels in men and women.

How do I know if I'm a candidate for pellets?

Symptoms may vary widely from depression and anxiety to night sweats and sleeplessness for example. You will need to have blood work done, which will determine your hormone levels. Once the doctor reviews and determines you are a candidate, we will schedule an appointment for insertion.

Do I have blood work done before each treatment?

No, only initially and 4-6 weeks later to set your dosing. You may have it done again if there are significant changes.

What are the pellets made from?

They are made from wild yams and soy. Wild yams and soy have the highest concentration of hormones of any substance. There are no known allergens associated with wild yam and soy, because once the hormone is made, it is no longer yam or soy.

Is the therapy FDA approved?

What the pellets are made of is FDA approved and regulated, the process of making pellets is regulated by the State Pharmacy Board, and the distribution is regulated by the DEA and Respective State Pharmacy Boards. The PROCEDURE of placing the pellets is NOT an FDA approved procedure. The pellets are derived from wild yams and soy, and are all natural and bio-identical. Meaning they are the exact replication of what the body makes.

How are they administered?

Your practitioner will implant the pellets in the fat under the skin of the hip. A small incision is made in the hip. The pellets are inserted. No stitch is required.

Does it matter if I'm on birth control?

No, the doctor can determine what your hormone needs are even if you are on birth control.

Are there any side effects?

The majority of side effects is temporary and typically only happens on the first dose. All are very treatable. There are no serious side effects.

What if I'm already on HRT of some sort like creams, patches, pills?

This is an easy transition. The doctor will be able to determine your needs even though you may be currently taking these other forms of HRT.

What if I've had breast cancer?

Breast cancer survivors and/or those who have a history of breast cancer in their family may still be a candidate, however, this is to be determined by the physician. You should schedule a consultation with the Doctor.

How long will the treatment last?

Every 3-6 months depending on the person. Typically 3 1/2 months for females and 5 1/2 months for males. Everyone is different, so it depends on how you feel and what the doctor determines is right for you. If you are really active, you are under a lot of stress, or it is extremely hot, your treatment may not last as long. Absorption rate is based on cardiac output.

What is the cost?

Female Pellet Insertion fee is $350 and Male fee is $700.


Alison Wellness Clinic proudly provides hormone pellet therapy to the North Alabama area. We have offices in Huntsville and Athens.


Call (256) 489-5748 for more information or fill out our contact form.