Although the holidays are generally a happy time of year, there’s a lot to stress out over during those six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. For some people, one of the biggest stresses is wondering whether they’ll fit into their party clothes or not or whether they’ll be able to keep the pounds off with all the wine, cookies, and other goodies that float around.
For that reason, plenty of people wonder if the holiday time is the ideal time to schedule Coolsculpting. Although the treatment is quick, taking less than an hour for each area, it can take a while to see results. Here are a few other reasons why, if you haven’t already had Coolsculpting, you might be better off waiting until after the holidays.
You’ll Have More Time In Your Schedule
Time is everything and when you’re feeling rushed and maxed out, the last thing you want to do is add one more thing to your calendar. People tend to pack more activities and events into those six weeks in November and December than they do any other time of year.
In contrast, the months of January and February, and even, in some cases, March, are pretty slow. To save yourself some time and stress, it’s better to wait until you’re not so busy to schedule Coolsculpting.
You’ll Have Time to Lose the Holiday Weight
If you’re the type to put on a few pounds during the holidays then lose it again in the coming months, it might be best to wait to schedule your Coolsculpting treatment. There are a few reasons why.
For one thing, Coolsculpting isn’t for weight loss. It might help you drop a pound or two, since it removes about 25 percent of the fat from each treated area. But if you’re looking to drop five or 10 pounds, it’s better to lose that weight on your own, then get Coolsculpting as the finishing touch.
You Won’t “Undo” Your Results With Holiday Eating
Another reason to wait is that you don’t want to undo your results by packing on a few pounds during the holidays. Coolsculpting permanently destroys fat cells. But it doesn’t destroy every fat cell in an area (your body does need some fat to survive). That means that any cells that remain can get bigger when you put on a few extra pounds. While the damage might be minimal if you only gain a few pounds, then lose them right away, you don’t want to take the risk of getting stuck with more fat after you’ve spent the time and money on Coolsculpting.
You’ll Feel Less Anxious About Results
The holidays are stressful enough. You’re running around, trying to check everything off of your gift lift, making sure everything is in order at work before the year wraps up, picking out outfits to wear to holiday parties, and making plans for holiday dinners and other events.
The last thing you want is to have to worry about whether Coolsculpting is working and whether you’ll see your results in time. Typically, it can take up to 16 weeks before the final results from a Coolsculpting treatment appear. That means that unless your scheduled your first treatment session way back in September, you’re not likely to see results or any results you do see will be much less dramatic that you hoped they would be.
Meanwhile, if you postpone Coolsculpting until after January 1, you can look at it as a New Year’s resolution and combine your treatment with other self-improvement tasks for the year to come. Instead of stressing out that you won’t be ready in time, you’ll have a full 12 months to prepare to look great during the holidays.
The staff at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Vitenas, are experts in Coolsculpting. Some have even attended and graduated from Coolsculpting University. To learn more about the fat removal process and the best time to schedule your treatment, call 281-810-9083 today.