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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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16. How about carboxy?

A. If you mean alpha carboxy acids, they are of no value to my knowledge in treating cellulite.

17. How does hormone replacement therapy affect cellulite?

A. Hormone replace therapy must be considered the same as an active estrogen producing ovary. You need the treatment as outlined above. Stay on the replacement hormone treatment, because, in the long run, you will be healthier and live longer.

18. How does topical caffeine affect cellulite?
A. Caffeine is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor. Phosphodiesterase destroys a second messenger in lipolysis called cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which stimulates the beta receptors in the fat cell to mobilize triglycerides. The net result is that topical caffeine will help to burn up fat in the cellulite areas.