A naturally youthful look, for years to come


Bioidentical Hormones are the safest, most natural way to achieve hormonal balance and rectify the symptoms of fatigue, low libido, weight gain, stress, mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, female hair loss, and more in both men and women.

Of all the ways to take bioidentical hormone replacements, hormone pellet therapy is the easiest, most effective, and most trusted way to obtain regular and consistant amounts of your bodys required hormones on a regular basis.


As we age, sometimes as young as 30, our bodies may begin to experience hormonal imbalances. Symptoms of hormonal imbalances include hair loss, fatigue, thyroid disease, weight gain, depression and sexual dysfunction just to name a few.

If you are experiencing any of these issues (or more) you might be a candidate for BioIidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which can be administered in a myriad of forms such as creams, injections, creams/gels, sublingual drops, pills and SottoPelle® pellets.

The SottoPelle® method in particular works to naturally replicate the hormones that your body produces on it’s own using a natural plant-derived hormone pellet.

The pellets are inserted under the skin, allowing them to slowly release into the bloodstream, allowing your body to naturally absorbs the hormones on a 24×7 basis, 365 days a year.

Since the hormones are structurally identical to the ones naturally created by our bodies there are no side effects such as those often experienced by patients when treated with synthetic hormone substitutes.


Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • difficulty maintaining weight
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • heavy bleeding
  • hot flashes
  • insomnia
  • irregular periods
  • irritability
  • low libido
  • memory loss
  • mood swings
  • night sweats
  • panic attacks
  • poor concentration
  • vaginal dryness
  • weight gain
  • hair loss
  • infertility


What are Hormones?

Hormones are chemicals that send signals between cells in the body, regulating everything from a person’s weight management to how well they sleep at night. They participate in your body’s ability to grow, repair cells, regulate your appetite, moderate your metabolism, reproduce, and the regulation of pain.

They communicate with our organs and other hormones to maintain a balance designed to keep a person well, both mentally and physically.

What is Hormonal Imbalance?

As we age our bodies stop producing the right amounts of different hormone needed. The most common naturally occurring hormone imbalances are:


Induces an imbalance in estrogen and progesterone and puts women at risk for osteoporosis, breast and uterine cancer, and heart disease.


Occurs when there is not enough insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that affects metabolism.

Thyroid Imbalance

Over and under activity of the production of thyroid hormones are quite common and sometimes detected even in children. Untreated patients are at risk for developing heart disease and high cholesterol

What are Bioidential Hormones?

Bioidentical means that the hormones we inject are the same molecular structure as the ones naturally found in your body. This makes them easily absorbable by the body.


Our doctors recommend bioidentical hormone pellets as the easiest, most effective way to receive your hormone therapy. Pellet therapy uses the same, compounded bioidentical hormones that are used in pills, creams and tablets – except they are administered in rice grain-sized pellets, that are implanted beneath the skin by the doctor in a very minor procedure that takes only minutes.

These tiny implanted hormones work with your body to release just the right amount of hormones into your blood stream. No more, no less. The result is perfectly balanced hormones, with no rollercoaster effect, no matter where you are or what you are doing.

Additional benefits of using BHRT pellets include:

  • Eliminate the need to remember a daily dose of hormones
  • Ensure you have the exact amount of hormones your body needs daily
  • Increased bio-availability
  • Avoid peaks and valleys of hormone strength you usually feel with pills/creams administration
  • Avoid skin rashes sometimes seen in people who use creams
  • Avoid digestive irritations and unpleasant taste associated with pills or drops



Doctors and patients agree that, while these methods of administering the hormones may suit some people, for most women, pellets are the preferred method of administration. For instance, it may be difficult to remember to take doses of pills daily for people with hectic schedules or for those who travel for work or pleasure. There are also issues with metabolizing the hormones when taken orally. Creams and gels may contaminate people with whom you have skin to skin contact, such as your partner or small children. They also may decrease in efficacy over time due to hormone receptors becoming saturated at the sites of application.


  • Menopause (hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, cold sweats, weight gain, anxiety, memory lapses, vaginal dryness, decreased lobido)
  • Perimenopause
  • Andropause (decreased stamina, sleep disturbance, night sweats, decreased rigidity & erections, mental exhaustion, decreased urine flow, anxiety, decreased muscle mass)
  • Resistance to Weight Loss
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Congenital Hormone Imbalance


Pellet-based bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is completely customizable for each patient.

We begin with a detailed blood test to identify were your hormone levels are, and more importantly, were they should be. Dr. Ackerman will personally review your results with you and tailor a treatment plan specifically for you.

Our bodies need both testosterone and estrogen to function normally, as each hormone requires the other to function at its highest level. Therefore, in most cases, a combination of both Estrogen and Testosterone are required to acheive optimal health results.


Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Estrogen loss puts women at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes.

Estrogen receptors are found in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, moodiness and cognitive decline. Estrogen also acts as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer.


Testosterone is required by the body to produce estrogen.

Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.

The brain requires normal amounts of testosterone together with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.

A deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.


Most hormone replacement candidates are over the age of 30 and are experiencing one or more symptoms listed above. Prior to being prescribed hormones we will conduct a thorough health evaluation and bloodwork to test your current hormone levels.

To find out if hormone replacement pellets are the appropriate weight loss procedure for you please schedule a complimentary and private consultation with Dr. Ackerman online or via phone (561) 682-1325.


An injected hormone pellet will last 4-8 months, depending on your body’s needs.


After the implantation has taken place, you wil begin feeling the positive effects of your balanced hormones within 24-48 hours.


As a South Florida diet doctor and weight loss specialist for over 14 years, Dr. Ackerman has walked hundreds of Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale patients through weight loss, cosmetic injectables, and hormone correction and maintenance. He carefully evaluates each patient on a case-by-case basis, and, after reviewing the patients history and current condition, and desired results, creates a customized weight loss program for that patient.

For a complimentary consultation to find out if Mesotherapy is a solution for you schedule a consultation online or call (561) 682-1325.

At Estucia, with offices conveniently located in Palm Beach County, we are pleased to offer several products to fight visible signs of aging.

Estucia will work closely with you to assess the condition of your skin and listen carefully to your beauty goals, in order to create the safest and most effective treatment plan to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, and bring back your youthful glow.

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