Rinnova Skin & Body

Medical Aesthetics Center located in Boulder, CO

As we age, our bodies naturally start to reduce the amount of hormones like testosterone and estrogen they produce. Hormones such as these are incredibly important to how many areas of your body function – such as your brain, heart, bones, reproductive organs, and more.

Biote Q&A

What is Biote?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a method of restoring the balance of your hormones and aiming to relieve these symptoms, using compounded hormones that are identical in structure to those your body naturally produces. That way, your body recognizes and uses these replacement hormones in exactly the same way it would hormones it produces naturally. 

The Biote Method of hormone optimization is the result of condensing over 80 years of scientific research into a program that may help with the earliest signs of aging. The Biote Method uses pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice, for hormone optimization. Your provider at Rinnova inserts these tiny pellets under the skin during a simple, in-office procedure.  The pellets will then dissolve slowly over time – they only need to be re-administered approximately every 3-5 months, depending on the patient.  As the pellets dissolve, they release a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream, which your body will then use as it needs. Over time, the pellets will be completely absorbed, leaving nothing behind. 


Why is Hormone Balance so important?

Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause or more commonly as Low T (low testosterone) Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body. 


What symptoms are caused by Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women include fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes or flushes, decreased sex drive, weight gain, trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiousness, mood swings, brain fog, low mood, decreased bone mass, discomfort during intercourse*

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Men include low sex drive, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increased body fat (especially in the waist area), mood changes, irritability, elevated blood sugar, feelings of stress or anxiety, high cholesterol* 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 


Get Started

Getting started with hormone optimization in Boulder, Colorado is easy! Contact us today to discuss if you may be a good candidate for hormone optimization – you will fill out a simple health assessment and schedule bloodwork to evaluate your current hormone levels. Dr. Rastegar will review your lab results with you and develop a personalized care plan based on your results and health goals. Most people see results after their first round of pellets, however it many take up to two pellet insertions before experiencing their desired results.