Hormone pellet therapy uses bioidentical hormone pellets to treat hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Bioidentical means that the hormones used are the same molecule that the body makes and then metabolizes. The pellets are inserted under the skin. The blood supply then forms over the pellets, and with each heartbeat, the hormones are taken to be used by the target cells. This is very similar to how the hormones are taken up from the ovaries and testes. The pellets are active for 3-6 months, depending on multiple factors. The pellets completely dissolve, and do not need to be removed.