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In the video diaries, most people rave about the healing balm, but every now and again someone has an allergy to it. Is it possible to do an allergy test with the product before surgery. Can it be bought at a drug store?
the best way to do that is to test the area with a test patch 48 to 72 hours before. that will limit the risk of a dermatitis. however, the only problem is that even if you do not react before the procedure, you still can afterward only because your skin is more sensitive. that being said, you can still have it tested in advance. it is always a good idea, but something i don't always remember to do.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery