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BHRT – The Natural Alternative To Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) For Menopause

Denise’s Story

Denise went through early menopause after a hysterectomy when she was 32. For several years she suffered from severe symptoms including hot flushes, feeling down, anxiety, weight gain, insomnia, and incontinence.

She was prescribed HRT by her GP for 10 years but stopped taking it after experiencing extreme weight gain and concern with her blood pressure.

Unfortunately, as soon as she stopped taking HRT her menopause symptoms returned. The night sweats became so extreme that she was forced to move into a separate bedroom from her husband and completely lost her libido. 

During the day she was tired and moody, and her incontinence became so bad that she couldn’t go anywhere without wearing a bladder control pad. Denise was fed up and decided her only option was to source other forms of treatment for menopause.

BHRT Treatment

Denise contacted Dr Shirin at Elite Aesthetics who recommended BHRT – Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, a more-natural alternative to HRT. She had a simple blood test which gave Dr Shirin all the information she needed to develop Denise a bespoke treatment.

Bioidentical hormones are plant-based and are regarded by many as a more natural, gentler form of HRT. Treatment is derived from plants such as Mexican yams which have the same structure as the hormones made naturally in the body. Just like conventional HRT, BHRT combats menopause by raising the oestrogen levels in your body.

What Denise Says

“I lost 9lbs in the first month. My hot flushes, panic attacks, anxiety, and mood swings stopped, and I could finally sleep at night.

I was really happy not having to take a tablet – I just had to rub the cream into my wrists every morning.

The only thing that still affected me was the debilitating incontinence, so I decided to have the non-surgical O-Shot procedure with Dr Shirin. The results were instant.”

You can read more about the revolutionary O-Shot here.


How It Works

BHRT uses bio-identical hormones derived from plants that rebalance your hormones and help regain control over your body. They are chemically identical to human hormones, making them safer than conventional HRT with fewer side effects.

A year’s worth costs around £350 and is custom-made for individual patients based on the blood test results. The blood test establishes which hormones are unbalanced in your body so that you can be prescribed a bespoke formula for your menopause treatment. 

BHRT medication is usually prescribed as a lozenge, cream, or vaginal gel that you can take or apply every day. If you have BHRT treatment at Elite Aesthetics, you’ll receive regular follow-ups and ongoing monitoring to ensure the balance is right. If the treatment needs to change in any way then it can be altered to help you achieve optimum results.

Benefits To BHRT

BHRT is a more natural treatment completely tailored to you. It is suitable for all women.

Some of the benefits of BHRT are:

  • Mimics Your Own Natural Hormones – The hormones are customised to your specific needs.
  • Improves Sexual Experience – Decreasing oestrogen leads to vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy restores oestrogen levels improving lubrication and increasing sex drive.
  • Gives You Stronger Hair And Nails – When your hormones dip it impacts your hair, nails, and bones. BHRT increases your body’s production of proteins like collagen, which will help you look younger and restore the strength of your hair and nails.
  • Decreases Symptoms Of Menopause And Perimenopause – Symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and lack of energy.


Where Can I Get BHRT?

BHRT isn’t widely available on the NHS, but luckily, it isn’t suffering the same supply shortage as conventional HRT. It can be sourced very easily from private clinics, such as Elite Aesthetics in Kent.

If you decide that BHRT is right for you then the first step is to book a consultation. During your consultation, you can ask any further questions that you might have, and Dr Shirin can discuss in detail how BHRT can be tailored to your hormonal needs. 

Our consultations are held at our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent which is just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London.

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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Read How I Improved My Lichen Sclerosus

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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