Is it ok to take a 2 hour airline flight immediatley after a Fraxel treatment ?

Doctor Answers 4

Depends on the Fraxel laser

Agree with Dr Emer- 1927-1550, all good, Co2 not a good idea. For an idea of the healing following Fraxel Dual, see the video below. 

Co2 has marked swelling and oozing, whilst dual feels like a sunburn reaction. 

All the best, 

Dr Davin Lim 
Brisbane, Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Fraxel DUAL / Restore and Flight

If you are having a co2 laser treatment you cannot travel, if this is the fraxel DUAL it shouldn't be a problem but you will be red/swollen.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 167 reviews

Fraxel laser and flying

It is not a problem to fly after having a Fraxel laser treatment.  You may have some puffiness and redness after the treatment and cold compresses help.  You should apply sunscreen and avoid the sun after your treatment.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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Fraxel and Flying

It is fine to travel or fly a few hours after there Fraxel laser.  However, you may feel that you have had a sunburn and feel uncomfortable. I usually recommend that patients apply cold compresses immediately after the treatment for up to one hour.  Please consult an expert for the best cosmetic results.  Best, Dr. Green

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