Kevin R. Schou, BCO, BADO, is also an anaplastologist, which means that he is able to provide facial prosthetics to individuals who have the need for a prosthetic due to disease or injury.
The Process of fabricating a facial prosthesis is very similar to that of fabricating an ocular prosthetic.
On the first day, a mold is taken of the area where the prosthetic will be going, to ensure that the fit will work properly. After the mold is taken, a model of the anatomical parts will be sculpted out of clay and wax, and will serve as a guide for the silicone model. 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 over night.
On the second day, the extrinsic coloring is added to the silicone, as well as the texturing to the silicone that will give it a lifelike skin appearance. The final fitting is then done, along with the placement of the prosthesis.
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