A Simple, Convenient, & Cost Effective Therapy
Pellet insertion is a simple outpatient procedure done in a practitioner’s office. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area, usually the hips or buttocks, and the pellets are inserted through a very small incision under the fatty layer of skin. When properly inserted, pellets cannot be seen or felt through the skin and minimal or no side effects should be expected.
In most patients, pellet implants last between 3-6 months. The dissolution time is based upon how rapidly the patient metabolizes medication. Patient response time is dependent upon the patient’s individual response to treatment and type of medication being administered. The pellets do not need to be removed, as the body absorbs them completely over time.
Because the pellet implant application can be administered every 3-6 months, in comparison to traditional pharmaceutical prescriptions, the patient cost of pellet therapy can be very cost effective and convenient.