Testosterone replacement therapy is not a new procedure, but there are still many misconceptions about this type of treatment. Let’s discuss some of the most common questions asked regarding our services, insurance questions, procedure costs, and the types of procedures offered.
Most patients of TRT begin to see results after 2-5 weeks of treatment. The time it takes for men to see noticeable results varies according to their pre-existing T levels and how quickly their body metabolizes the medication.
It generally takes 2 weeks before the body builds up enough supplemental testosterone to show results, but for some men it may take months to achieve the full benefit of TRT. Some of the first benefits reported by TRT patients are increased energy, focus, and better memory.
Unfortunately, it does not. We are unable to file claims to any health insurance agencies. Lab work is usually covered by most insurance companies but this is greatly dependent on the type of coverage you have and the doctors within your network. While we can’t file on your behalf, flexible spending benefits can help pay for treatment.
The cost of treatment varies based on the person’s needs and the type of treatment deemed necessary by our physicians. The first consultation is a flat rate of $400 and includes a physical exam, which usually lasts about an hour.
From there, the cost can vary substantially depending on the individual treatment plan and length of treatment. Although we don’t file any insurance claims, many patients choose to use their Flexible Spending Accounts to pay for our health services. Insurance companies, however, will typically cover blood work and other diagnostic tests, as long as the health provider performing these procedures is in your coverage network.
Typically, TRT is administered in cycles and is used in combination with a diet and exercise plan. TRT is frequently delivered this way because it gives the body a chance to rehabilitate itself and naturally increase T production. Research has shown that excess belly fat is a major culprit for low T levels, since it triggers estrogen production which can hurt the body’s levels of T.
Several studies have shown that TRT promotes fat loss and encourages muscle building, thanks to its powerful impact on muscle protein synthesis. Often when men with low T lose body fat and gain muscle mass, the gonads will begin to produce T once again. Lifelong TRT is rarely necessary, but it can be prescribed to men in specific circumstances.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for men with low T, but our health care professionals work with each patient on an individual basis to establish what regimen of hormone replacement therapy is right for them.
Our professionals feel that hormone injections are the most effective method of administration for this type of therapy because it allows us to control your dose more easily.
Renew Vitality understands that some patients are uncomfortable with the idea of injections. Men who only require a low dose hormone regimen may be good candidates for the creams or gels, though these are prescribed only after careful consideration of the patient’s individual needs.
Renew Vitality has ten locations spread out across the nation. Our goal is to make hormone therapy accessible for men with low T and provide them with exceptional care and understanding while we work hard to help you reach the pinnacle of wellness.
Our health system believes in taking a multi-faceted approach to men’s health; this is why we create individualized lifestyle plans that detail diet and exercise goals. We believe in not only treating the problem of low T but also preventing this issue in the future by customizing a wellness plan that will encourage the body to restart the natural production of T.
Low T doesn’t have to be a normal part of aging; please set up your consultation today so we can help you get back to your old self.