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How long should I wait to fly after Dermal Filler?

Updated: Feb 16

Flying after dermal fillers is generally considered safe, but there are some factors to consider to minimize potential risks and ensure a comfortable experience. At Radianne Skin, we are all about focusing on your aftercare as much as we are with your consultation, treatment and results. We are with you for your entire treatment journey which does not end when you leave the clinic. While there is no universally agreed-upon waiting period, arm yourself with the facts about flying after dermal fillers so that you can correctly time your treatment.

How long should I wait to fly after Dermal Filler?

Here are some general considerations if you choose to fly after treatment:

  1. Immediate Aftercare: After receiving dermal filler injections, it's common to experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites. These effects are usually temporary and subside within a few days. To help minimize these effects, follow all the aftercare instructions provided, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, alcohol, and certain medications that can increase the risk of bruising.

  2. Timing of the Flight: If possible, it's advisable to schedule your dermal filler appointment well in advance of any upcoming flights. This allows time for any immediate post-treatment effects to diminish before travelling. More importantly, if any serious side effects do occur, your injector will be able to see you in clinic very quickly to rectify it.

  3. Swelling and Pressure Changes: During a flight, changes in cabin pressure can potentially affect the swelling of the treated areas. While there is no definitive evidence that flying significantly impacts the results of dermal fillers, some individuals may prefer to avoid flying immediately after treatment to allow any initial swelling to subside.

  4. Hydration: Airplane cabins can be dehydrating, and dehydration may exacerbate swelling. Remember to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight to stay well-hydrated.

  5. Comfort Measures: Consider taking steps to enhance your comfort during the flight. This may include using a neck pillow for support, applying a cold compress if needed, and avoiding excessive touching or pressing on the treated areas.

  6. Consult with Your Provider: Before making any travel plans, discuss your upcoming flight with your injector who performed the dermal filler procedure. They can provide personalized advice based on your individual circumstances and the specific filler used.

  7. Follow-Up Care: If you experience any unexpected or prolonged side effects during or after your flight, contact your injector promptly. They can offer guidance on managing any concerns and may recommend additional care if necessary.

It's essential to choose a qualified and experienced healthcare professional such as Radianne Skin for dermal filler treatments, as our expertise can contribute to a smoother and safer recovery process. Always follow our guidance and recommendations for post-treatment care, and communicate openly about any upcoming travel plans to ensure a positive experience.

We are located in Melbourne CBD, central to many of Melbourne's suburbs in terms of accessibility. Book a comprehensive consultation with us now to discuss how we can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals!


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