What Is The Difference Between SottoPelle and BioTe?

Hormone therapy has taken many different forms over the years, and there was a lot of trial and error involved in its development. One of the first examples was introduced in the 1940s and was actually made using estrogen derived from horse urine. Believe it or not, many of the drugs that contain estrogen today are still using estrogen made from horse urine. Over the years there have been some breakthroughs when it comes to hormone treatments and we’re happy to say that things have come a long way since the ‘40s.

Two of the most well known names in the field of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) are SottoPelle (which we offer at Austin Urogynecology), and BioTe. BioTe is based in Dallas, so it is fairly well known in our immediate area. The two products are very similar, and there’s a good reason for that: the founder of BioTe started the company after leaving SottoPelle.

We choose to offer our patients SottoPelle for one very simple reason: when it comes to BHRT, SottoPelle developed and continually improved the use of hormone pellets, which we believe to be the safest and most effective method for delivering hormones. The issue with other delivery systems, such as creams and pills, is that hormones are released sporadically (whenever treatment is applied) which means that they are also all released at once. With pellet implants the hormones are secreted continuously, meaning fewer side effects and ups and downs. Correct dosing is a vital part of effective BHRT treatment, and SottoPelle has a unique methodology called BioCalc that is only available to SottoPelle providers.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms of hormonal imbalance, then SottoPelle might be right for you:

  • Low or no libido
  • Fatigue/lack of motivation
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Decrease in muscular strength and tone
  • Fertility and menstrual issues
  • Depression and anxiety

To learn more about SottoPelle and testosterone replacement therapy for women, schedule a free consultation at Austin Urogynecology today.


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