Are hormone pellets safe?
Hormone pellets have been in use for many years and are generally considered a very safe delivery method.
Complications are usually mild and temporary. These may include redness, bleeding, dermatitis, and scarring at the implantation site. More serious complications from hormone pellets are rare. The most common is pellet extrusion, which happens in less than 1% of cases, and over 90% of patients continue to use hormone pellets after their first treatment.
As with any procedure, aftercare instructions should be followed carefully to avoid side effects. Applying an ice pack and keeping the incision site dry will help to speed healing.
To minimize the risk of complications and support better outcomes, some doctors are now using pellets that include a very low dose of triamcinolone, a corticosteroid that acts as an anti-inflammatory at the implantation site. Triamcinolone promotes long-term success in a number of ways: