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Hormone Therapy

Vanessa-Bennington-2Vanessa Bennington, MA, A.R.N.P.

Interested in hormone replacement therapy in Sarasota? For the last five years, Vanessa Bennington has focused her growing practice on the use of bio-identical hormone therapy (testosterone, estrogen and progesterone) to help patients regain a healthy hormone balance, improve energy and libido and decrease fatigue and depression. Evaluating all aspects of each patient’s lab work, nutrition and adrenal issues, Vanessa develops a personalized, comprehensive plan to address their unique issues and needs.

A native of Louisiana, Ms. Bennington received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2006. Following several years practicing at Arlington Memorial Hospital, in the cardiovascular intensive care unit, Vanessa pursued her master’s degree in nursing at University of Texas, Arlington, graduating in December 2010.

She completed the family nurse practitioner and board certification examination through the nationally renowned American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), receiving her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner designation (ARNP) in the spring of 2011.

In practice for over nine years, Vanessa has applied her clinical knowledge and skills to helping men and women look and feel their best. She has mastered the application of many well-known dermal fillers and neuromodulators such as Botox™, Juvederm™, Radiesse™, Artefill™, Restylane™ and Voluma™, used to soften fine lines, control wrinkles and enhance a youthful appearance. Additionally, Vanessa is skilled in a number of laser procedures, including laser hair removal, non-ablative skin resurfacing and IPL hyperpigmentation treatments for melasma and brown spots.

On a personal level, Vanessa received her bachelor’s degree in exercise and health science from Louisiana Tech University, and enjoys promoting healthy living and fitness as a hobby. She and her husband own and operate Seward CrossFit™ Gym, in Sarasota, where she teaches fitness classes, and participates in CrossFit competitions.



If you are looking for a natural way to feel healthy, vibrant and sexy at any age, Biote ™  hormone balancing therapy is a great option! Unlike synthetic hormone replacement with its associated health and safety concerns, natural hormone balancing can help patients regain a healthy sense of well-being, and dramatically change the way you age!

What is Pellet Therapy?

Pellet therapy is not new. Hormone balancing using pellet implants has been used with great success in the United States, Europe and Australia since 1939. Pellet therapy uses bio-identical, all natural estrogen and testosterone delivered to the body by tiny pellets inserted just under the skin. Once inserted, the pellets work on a time-released method over a 3-4 month period by providing a consistent level of hormones to the body as needed. Clinical studies over the past decade have proven the pellet method’s superiority over oral, patch, and cream hormone prescriptions, with fewer risks and side effects.

Is Hormone Balancing Therapy the right Choice for Me?

Many men and women are plagued by the symptoms of hormone imbalance as early as their 30’s! The longer that women go without hormone replacement, the greater the risk of developing serious health problems including Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, impaired vision and Alzheimer’s Disease. If you are among the millions suffering from low energy, low libido, lack of focus, depression, irritability, or anxiety, stiffness and joint pain, Bio-Identical Hormone balancing may be the right choice for you.

The Biote™  Therapy Difference:

When considering pellet therapy, it is important to know that your practitioner was trained by a Biote expert. Biote pellets have been developed using over 70-years years of research, and contain only natural plant-based compounds with the same chemical structure as hormones manufactured by the human body. Vanessa Bennington, at LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is a Biote-trained practitioner who identifies the hormone levels in your blood and then prescribes the optimal dose of hormone customized to your body chemistry. Don’t put it off any longer. Look and feel your best now!

Benefits of Hormone-balancing Therapy:


  • Energy, mental focus, and clarity
  • Lean muscle mass
  • Bone density
  • Libido & sexual performance


  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle soreness, stiffness and joint pain
  • Relieves symptoms of menopause, andropause and PMS
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • Protects against heart disease and stroke
  • Helps in the prevention of osteoporosis, senility and Alzheimer’s Disease

Female Pellet– surgically implanted $400
Initial consultation: $75
Lab work: From $125

Male Pellet– surgically implanted $800
Initial consultation: $75
Lab work: From $125