Is CoolSculpting® painful and can I resume normal activities after a treatment?

The process is relatively comfortable – there is a pulling sensation for the first two minutes, but this disappears quickly as the temperature drop begins to numb the area. Patients find the treatment comfortable enough to be able to read, use their iPad or even have a nap. Many go straight back to work while others schedule treatment for late afternoon. There is likely to be some post-treatment redness, swelling and bruising, temporary numbness and the odd cramp in the treated area a few days after the treatment.