Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Near Me | Chicago, IL

Finally, feel and perform like you're in your 20s again, with bioidentical hormone replacement!

What is bioidentical
hormone replacement
therapy?

As you age, your body undergoes inevitable changes as a result of a decrease in your hormone levels. These changes affect your entire body from your brain to your bones. Low levels of your hormones can affect you mentally resulting in a loss of mental focus and clarity, an inability to sleep well, anxiety, and/or depression.   Physically you can lose lean muscle mass, gain fat, and develop brittle bones. *Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help reverse these changes by optimizing your hormone levels to a point to make you feel like you're years younger!

How does bioidentical hormone
replacement therapy work?

During your initial consultation and assessment, we determine your severity of symptoms as well as look at your vitamin and hormone deficiencies through a blood test.   Once all the information is gathered, we formulate a program individually constructed for you to get you feeling on top of your game.   This program often includes diet modification, exercise guidance and recommendations, medical weight loss therapy, vitamin replacement through supplements and/or injections, and finally bioidentical hormone replacement with pellets.

How is hormone
therapy different
at XSculpt?

We treat both men AND women of all ages - many centers only focus on testosterone replacement for elderly men. We provide a comprehensive health service by offering medical therapy through our integrative medicine division to help treat any medical conditions that may be picked up at your initial health and hormone laboratory evaluation, so you don’t have to coordinate with another health provider. We also have a network of personal trainers and nutritionists that can provide guidance on diet and exercise so you can experience the maximum benefits for a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Finally, if desired, we offer non-invasive and surgical body contouring procedures for people who are interested in further enhancing their results.

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BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE FAQ


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    What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy, sometimes referred to as “natural hormone therapy” is the use of hormones to treat hormone imbalances or deficiencies. Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are administered to you by licensed practitioners who are trained in treating hormone imbalances.


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    What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are chemically and molecularly the same as the hormones that your body naturally produces. Bioidentical hormones differ from other types of hormone therapy as which may be synthetic in nature, meaning they often contain chemicals foreign to your physiology.


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    Why are bioidentical hormones better for you?

Since Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones that your own body produces, you will have a more natural and effective response to the treatment. Your side effects to the treatment will also be minimized because there are no synthetic components in bio identical hormones.


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    What bioidentical hormones are available?

In the United States, the bioidentical hormones that are available for therapy are testosterone, DHEA, estrogen, thyroid, and progesterone.


  • 5

    Is bioidentical hormone therapy safe?

It’s absolutely safe when under the supervision of qualified and trained physicians. Bioidentical hormone therapy is safer than their synthetic counterparts due to the identical composition with the hormones found naturally in your own body.


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    What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

There are many benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy.  These benefits can be physical, mental, and medical in nature.  Some of the physical benefits that you can experience are weight loss, increased muscle mass, increased endurance, and more energy.  Mental benefits can include more focus, better productivity, feelings of vitality, increased libido, and improved sleep. Medical benefits include protection against heart attacks and stroke, lower chance of diabetes, decreased risk of developing dementia, and prevention of osteoporosis (brittle bones).  This is just a short list of the benefits you may experience by optimizing your hormones!


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    How are bioidentical hormones administered?

Bioidentical testosterone and estrogen are administered by specially made pellets that are inserted through a tiny incision made in the skin under local anesthesia.  These pellets slowly dissolve over the course of months to allow for a steady and consistent release of hormones into your circulation. The pellets we use at XSculpt are made by BioTe, one of the largest manufacturers of FDA approved ultra high-grade bioidentical hormone pellets worldwide.  Other bioidentical hormones such as progesterone, DHEA, and thyroid are given by an oral pill you take once a day.


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  • 8

    What are the advantages of bioidentical pellet therapy versus creams or injections?

Testosterone replacement therapy can be expensive, require daily consumption, and, in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure. Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day for three to six months (depending on if you are female or male) without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone as seen with other therapies, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient.

The pellets are pure hormone that is not metabolized into byproducts by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellet as the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up what is needed.

There is no need for daily patches or creams which can cause skin irritation, rashes, itching, and most importantly, dangers to family and friends due to inadvertent exposure during physical contact. There is also no need for frequent, painful, inconvenient testosterone injections which classically cause a fluctuation in T levels. There are oral tablets that fit in between your gums and upper lip, but these can be difficult to keep in place, bitter tasting, can cause irritation to the gums, and an incidence of an increase in liver cancer has been reported.

Because the pellets are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve. Testosterone pellets by the BioTe company (https://www.biotemedical.com/) are the highest quality pellets on the market, ensuring a consistent delivery of testosterone.  *At XSculpt the pellets are inserted by a health care practicioner who is directly trained and/or supervised by a surgeon. Surgeons are experts at incisions, implantations, and suturing thereby minimizing the uncommon complications of pellet extrusion, bleeding, bruising, and superficial incision infections.

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    How long does it take to experience the benefits from bioidentical hormone therapy?

For bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, there is a “waiting time” before you experience some of the benefits because it takes time for your body to absorb the hormones.  This waiting period varies depending on which hormones are optimized but can range anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. However, once the hormones reach their optimal levels, you will stay at that level until you stop therapy.


  • 10

    How long do I have to be on hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a long term treatment regimen.  Unfortunately, there is no way currently known to “permanently” optimize your hormone levels.  Once you stop therapy, you will go return to your baseline hormone levels. The longer you are on hormone therapy, the greater the benefits you will experience.



  • 11

    Does bioidentical hormone therapy cause weight gain?

In the beginning of treatment, water weight gain can occur from the rapid change in hormone levels.  However the water weight usually goes away once your body adjusts to treatment and optimal hormone levels are reached at around 6 to 8 weeks. During this time, a low salt and carbohydrate diet with an increase in water intake can minimize this water weight gain if it comes to a point where the increase weight is uncomfortable.  In extreme cases (which is rare) a mild diuretic can be prescribed.


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    How do I get started?

In order to get started, you only need to call (833) 972-8578 (833-XSCULPT) for an initial evaluation and blood test.  Alternatively, you can email info@xsculpt.com and we will return your email promptly and arrange for a consultation.


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    How much does it cost for treatment?

The cost can vary among individuals depending on what specific goals that you may have and what vitamin or hormone deficiencies you may require.  For a detailed list, you can text or call our Bioidentical Hormone Coordinator Anabel at (847) 644-9285 or email her directly at Anabel@Xsculpt.com .   Anabel can also be reached at our main office line at 833-XSCULPT


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Results will vary from person to person. For a better idea of what you can achieve, please come into the office for a consultation.