While COVID-19 has changed the way the country works—sheltering millions of Americans in their homes and disrupting daily life on virtually every level—it has not changed how cryolipolysis works. Charleston’s Germain Dermatology wants to remind anyone who has come in recently for a CoolSculpting® session that their body is not taking a break from breaking down unwanted fat cells during this down time.
That means even if you were hoping to come in for another session in the coming days, but are now practicing social distancing and postponing every outing except for the most critical, you’re still getting the benefits of your last treatment—even if that treatment was months ago.
The cold of a CoolSculpting® session is merely the first step in nonsurgical body contouring. It starts the process, but then your body takes over and works for weeks and months to clear away fat cells damaged by the treatment’s low temperatures. This is a natural reaction, and it happens no matter what else you are doing: reading, bingeing a show, jogging a minimum distance of 6 feet away from someone else, working remotely, planting a garden … whatever!
Visible changes can take one to three months to appear, with the most ideal results appearing at around six months. Best of all? Those results are due to fat cells leaving the body, not shrinking. Scheduling a follow-up visit a little later than you would have hoped is not going to “undo” the slimming effects of your most recent visit. In fact, since the effects are cumulative, you now have time to enjoy your initial fat reduction and look forward to your next appointment when life gets back to more of a normal routine.
It’s understandable to have concerns during this time. That’s why our team is available to answer any questions you may have about your prior treatments, previously scheduled upcoming appointments, and what to do next. Call us at 1-844-SC-CHILL or send us a message online to get answers.