Transgender / Gender Diverse Hormone Therapy
Transgender & Gender Diverse Hormone Therapy
When transgender & gender diverse people align their inner identity with their outer body, one of the most important decisions they face is selecting and undergoing the right hormone replacement therapy (HRT). We have helped thousands of transgender & gender diverse people in the greater Phoenix area with HRT during and after transition.
Because hormone therapy is a lifetime commitment for transgender & gender diverse men and women, patients need a natural therapeutic solution that is safe and effective for long-term use – without dangerous side effects. The SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone therapy method is safe, convenient and effective for both male-to-female feminization and female-to-male masculinization.
SottoPelle® HRT pellets are 100% natural and based in science – for the safest and most effective results during and after transition. While daily pills, painful shots, conspicuous patches, and messy creams and gels are not practical for a long-term solution, SottoPelle® method HRT pellets only need to be inserted once every four to six months.
Every SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone therapy treatment is also customized for the individual transgender or gender diverse patient’s unique hormone balancing needs. And we work in tandem with you and your other participating physicians to ensure the best results when aligning your body’s sexual characteristics with your authentic gender identity.
Femininization Hormone Therapy
Male to Female Transition HRT
There are many choices when it comes to hormone replacement methods. The challenge is finding one that will make your transition easier, while also maintaining hormonal balance for a lifetime – safely, easily and without side-effects. There needs to be a continuous and ongoing low dosage of hormone delivered as the body requires it. Release of estradiol directly into the blood-stream, bypassing the gastrointestinal system and liver is preferred.
SottoPelle®bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are consistently proven more effective than oral, injected, or topical methods with regard to sexual function, mood and cognitive function, metabolic function, bone density, urinary and prostate problems, lipid profiles and hormone ratios. BHRT pellets are a solution that has long lasting and consistent results, with NO daily maintenance, and NO dangerous side-effects from long-term use.
The SottoPelle® proprietary personalized dosing method is based in science, not guesswork. This enables SottoPelle® physicians to precisely determine the proper low dosage of bioidenticals for you as a transgender or gender diverse individual. We use a time proven insertion method to assure a consistent steady delivery of estradiol, 24/7. We’ve been doing this a lot longer than most, with 25+ years of experience, so we understand exactly what it takes to create a healthy state of balance and well-being for you.
Remember, not all hormone or pellet therapies are alike or work as well. The SottoPelle® pellet method offers consistent hormonal balance to sustain a healthy body as you as a transgender or gender diverse person both as you transition and long after.
Masculinization Hormone Therapy
Female to Male Transition HRT
There are many choices when it comes to masculinization HRT methods. For female to male transition there needs to be continuous and ongoing delivery of testosterone – preferably directly into the blood-stream, bypassing the gastrointestinal system. The SottoPelle® HRT pellet insertion method is proven to assure a consistent steady delivery of testosterone 24/7.
SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy uses hormones that are biologically identical to the ones produced by the human body. The body metabolizes them in exactly the same way, with fewer side effects than synthetics, as you need it, around the clock. SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are consistently proven more effective than oral, injected, or topical methods with regard to sexual function, mood, bone density, lipid profiles, breast health and hormone ratios.
Pellet therapy for hormone replacement has been around for over 70 years and is the safest, most effective form of hormone replacement therapy available. The pellets are compounded in custom dosages to meet each patient’s transition needs, and the tiny implants (about the size of a grain of rice) are inserted under the skin. A single, quick insertion lasts for three to six months – so there are no daily pills to remember, and no messy creams or patches to apply!
The SottoPelle® pellet delivery system allows for a consistent, gradual release of a physiologic dose of hormone, with no roller coaster effect. It’s what your body needs, in the right amount, exactly when you need it! Our patients consistently tell us how much bioidentical hormone replacement has changed their lives, and helped them feel like their authentic selves during their transition and for years afterwards.
WHAT OUR TRANSGENDER & GENDER DIVERSE PATIENTS SAY
I would definitely recommend SottoPelle® too other trans girls in my situation. I have a horrible phobia of needles. Despite this I was doing self-administered intramuscular injections into my leg every week for almost 2 years. Which for me was pretty much agony. Then a friend of mine who has lived in the area a while told me about SottoPelle. Going in a few times a year for implants as opposed to needing to keep up with -painful weekly injections is kind of a no brainer for me. Pellets also seem to have leveled the “emotional roller-coaster” that is typically associated with being on hormones for me immensely.
Aside from going in 2 or 3 times a year for another round of “pellets”, and writing this testimony I hardly ever even think about being on hormones anymore. Which is exactly what I wanted. Lastly, these people are all extremely trans friendly. Every single person, I have encountered there has been outstanding, and totally 100% accommodating.
I am so happy to have found SottoPelle® therapy. The treatment is easy and simple. I don’t have to worry about everyday maintenance like I would with shots or other methods. This hormone therapy is an important part of my journey; allowing me to life my live to its fullest.
My self-esteem has increase and my anxiety and depression have decreased. I love the providers and staff. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.
– Paige B.
SOTTOPELLE® METHOD HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
Did you know that hormone replacement using pellet implants has been around for more than 70 years? In fact, scientists have published positive research on the benefits of this therapy in authoritative international journals for decades.
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy was originally developed in Europe during the 1930s. It proved an excellent treatment for hormone deficiencies, especially in menopause. The highly-respected pioneer of endocrinology, Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt, learned about this method and introduced it to his U.S. colleagues in 1939.
Dr. Gino Tutera, MD, FACOG was internationally recognized as a pioneer and the foremost leader in the field of bio-identical hormone pellet therapy. For more than 40 years he was a board certified OBGYN, performing his own research, testing, and analysis in the field of hormone replacement – developing SottoPelle Hormone Therapy®. This remarkable method of natural hormone replacement is based on his proprietary bio-identical pellet hormone delivery system. Many research studies now bear out what Dr. Tutera discovered years ago – that hormone balance is inextricably entwined with health and healing of the mind, body and spirit.
Today, practitioners across the globe use SottoPelle® Hormone Pellet Therapy to restore hormonal balance in men and women of all ages, because it is natural, safe, convenient and effective. With hormone pellet therapy we can tailor your hormone replacement according to your specific needs – something other methods will never deliver. This remarkably simple, hassle-free therapy can return you to the balance and vitality of healthy hormone levels. It can give you back your life – naturally.