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Q & A From The Truth About Cellulite webinar with Peter T. Pugliese, MD

Posted: April 21, 2008

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A. Yes. Genistein--a phytoestrogen from soy; oligomeric proanthocyanidins from grape seed and pine bark, or sea buckthorn oil; asiatic acid from Centella asiatic, also called gotu kola; extract of Coleus forskolii, theophylline acetate (or just theophylline) and acetyl carnitine, or just carnitine. Wear support hose, such as Alive or Supp-Hose, for better results.

9 Do AHAs help with reducing cellulite?

A. Not to my knowledge.

10. Do you have recommended reading for those women who have had complete hysterectomies and experience increased cellulite after surgery?

A. Unfortunately, there is no literature that I am aware of on this topic, probably because the concept of estrogen and cellulite is relatively new and has not gotten into the mainstream of science. It is not the hysterectomy per se that makes cellulite worse; it is the lack of adequate feedback on the hormones and MMPs to shut them down. The treatment I have outlined above should help.