Treatment

The treatment will be carried out in our comfortable, private clinic by a fully qualified and registered technician.

Our clinic is purpose built and includes toilet, changing and shower facilities.

 

 

 

 

Most treatments are broken down into stages:

Moulding room

Consultation.

An initial consultation will determine whether a prosthetic is viable and if so what requirements it must meet. During the consultation you will be able to discuss the options available as well as costs, where apropriate.

Impression.

If you decide to have a prosthesis made, the next stage of the treatment is to create impressions of the area to be treated. Impressions are usually quick to make and are painless. They are made using alginates or silicones, covered in plaster bandage for extra support.

These impressions will be used to make a positive cast of the treatment area to allow the creation of a prototype prosthesis. Ocassionally, an impression of the opposing area (e.g. the same finger on the other hand) may be made for reference and matching purposes.

Prototype fitting.

Before the final prosthesis is made, a prototype is created and fitted. This prototype allows us to check that the prosthetic fits and is suitable. Once this has been fitted, any required adjustments to shape and fit can be made before the prototype is moulded.

Moulding room, training area

Colour matching.

Once we are ready to make the prosthesis, it is necessary to match the material to the colour of your skin. This includes not only the basic colour but also subtle variations, freckles, veins and any other visible characteristics. This will ensure that the finished prosthesis is as realistic as possible. A variety of different colouring techniques are used and can be discussed fully at the initial consultation, or at any of the later stages of treatment.

Fitting.

Once it is complete, the prosthesis is fitted and any final, minor, adjustments made to the fit and colour. At this stage we will also explain how to remove and re-fit your prosthetic as well as how to care for it. Copies of the care documents are avialable to download below.

The length of your specific treatment will depend entirely on the prosthesis needed. We will discuss the times involved at the initial consultation.

Aftercare

Once your prosthesis is completed and fitted we will instruct you how to care for, and clean, it. At the same time you will be given a leaflet containing all of this aftercare information.

Listed below are the aftercare leaflets currently available for download. Clicking on any of these will open the document in a new window; if you wish to download them simply right-click on the link and select "save target as" (or "save link as" in firefox)

If the leaflet you require is not in the list please contact us and we will be happy to email you a copy

 

 

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