Women desiring a long-term, reversible birth control method may consider nexplanon, a small, flexible progestin implant placed under the skin. The implant offers a continuous release of progestin hormone to prevent pregnancy.
Typically, nexplanon is placed under the skin on the inner arm. The minor procedure is performed using an injection of a local anesthetic at the implant site to numb the skin. A gynecologist trained in the procedure can perform the insertion in approximately 2-3 mins. Minor bruising at the site is normal. The implant is effective for up to 3 years, but can be removed sooner, if desired. Give our office a call for more information.