Kevin R. Schou, BCO, FIAO, is also an anaplastologist, which means that he can provide facial prostheses to individuals who need a prosthesis due to disease or injury.
The process of fabricating a facial prosthesis is very similar to that of creating an ocular prosthesis.
On the first day, Kevin takes a mold of the area where the prosthesis will be. After taking the mold, a model of the necessary anatomical parts will be sculpted out of clay and wax to serve as a guide for the silicone prosthesis. The silicone is then matched to the patient's skin tone and applied to what will become the final prosthesis. The silicone then must process with the color on it overnight.
On the second day, the extrinsic coloring and texture are added to the silicone to give it a lifelike skin appearance. The final fitting is then done, along with the placement of the prosthesis.
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