When cooling begins during the first few minutes, patients experience intense cold. However, this will soon dissipate. With certain applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes of starting treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting® treatment. After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities immediately following their appointment.