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What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is a treatment process where the patient takes a course of bespoke hormone supplements to treat hormonal imbalances in the body. It uses bioidentical hormones, which are derived from natural sources and structurally identical to your body’s own naturally produced hormones. This is different to traditional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones. We prefer bioidentical hormones to synthetic hormone replacement therapy, as there are considerably fewer side effects associated with BHRT than synthetic hormone treatment.

So, What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are the active element in the bespoke hormone replacement therapy treatment we offer at Elite Aesthetics. They are considered bio-identical as they have exactly the same chemical structure as naturally occurring hormones which are produced in the body. These hormones are derived from diosgenin, which is naturally and ethically sourced from Mexican yams.

Synthetic hormones, as the name implies, are man made, and have a chemical structure that is very similar to the body’s own hormones. However, they aren’t identical, and these subtle differences in chemical composition can cause the synthetic hormones to act differently in the body. Bioidentical hormones are also produced in a lab to ensure their purity and safety, but unlike synthetic hormones, they are 100% identical to the structure of your own hormones, and the effects and benefits of BHRT treatment are designed to closely replicate those of your own hormones.

Who Is Right For BHRT Treatment?

BHRT can be beneficial for both men and women, as the treatment is specific to each patient and their needs. It is especially useful for men and women reaching menopause and andropause due to the fluctuations in hormone levels at this time. It is effective for women suffering from severe PMS symptoms, conditions such as endometriosis, and hormone fluctuations after giving birth, and can also act as a replacement for many other conditions that are normally treated using synthetic hormones.

For patients who have tried synthetic hormone treatments, like traditional HRT, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be a good alternative, due to the reduced rate and severity of side effects with BHRT.

BHRT At Elite Aesthetics

All of our BHRT treatments are only prescribed after a course of in-depth consultations with Dr. Shirin Lakhani, our practice leader and an industry pioneer in women’s health and hormonal health. BHRT medication is usually prescribed as a lozenge or cream, and is a bespoke formula that is based on the individual patient’s requirements. All of our treatment plans include regular follow ups and ongoing monitoring to help achieve optimum results.

To find out more about BHRT or any of the other treatments we offer at Elite Aesthetics, or to arrange your consultation with our expert team, contact us today on 0133 256 1762.

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4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

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 Dartford, King’s Hill, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Charlotte was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given products that were within my budget.
I was able to pick the products up with an hour, all the safety restrictions where in place and worked very well.
I was very excited to use my new skin care products.
And I was not disappointed, they were amazing and my skin felt amazing too.
I was 100% satisfied with the service I received from the moment I called Elite, every member of staff was friendly and professional.
I am looking forward to attending the clinic to have some treatments very soon.
Thank you ladies for all your help and for making me feel at ease and confident with the viviscal professional products I purchased.


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. Confidential pictures are taken to review progress which is great. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. (Dermal Fillers Bromley)


Charlotte was great and gave some good advice for my skin! Thank you and will definitely recommend your services now I know where you are :)


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 clinic, lovely, clean and modern. Charlotte was excellent, knowledgeable about the treatment whilst also friendly. The facial itself was very enjoyable and my skin looks and feels tighter and smoother. I highly recommend the Hydrafacial Treatment.


Dr Shirin’s professional approach fills you with confidence. The clinic is modern and efficiently run. They certainly do their utmost to help and advise their clients. I am 100% satisfied that I made the right decision in choosing Elite Aesthetics!

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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).

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