An implant usually lasts around six months.
Implants are good for people who do not absorb by tablet and who experience patch irritation or no response. You can give testosterone with it which is good for mood, energy and libido.
Having an implant requires a procedure and is slightly more difficult remove if it does not suit. Towards the end of the implant life symptoms can recur (see diagram below) and it will need to be corrected with other types of oestrogen.
If implants are inserted too frequently acclimatisation (tachyphylaxis) can occur. Blood levels need to be checked one to two weeks before each implant is inserted to ensure levels have not risen too high.
Expert hormone profiling and treatments
Our hormone specialists can evaluate and prescribe hormone therapy to treat hormone deficiencies to counterbalance symptoms of the menopause and other menstrual problems.
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