Caring for your Prosthesis
Generally, a silicone prosthesis is removed daily to be cleaned, and to allow for cleaning of the underlying skin. We provide our patients with personalized instructions for daily wear and care. Our prostheses are easily cleaned with isopropyl alcohol, foamed ethyl alcohol or dye-free dish soap. Periodic replacements are necessary to maintain acceptable aesthetics and hygiene of the prosthesis and underlying tissue. We ask our patients not to experiment with products without checking with our office.
Wear and Care Instructions
Our wear and care instructions have been developed for Medical Art Resources prostheses only. Because materials and processes vary, patients whose prostheses were made elsewhere should not use our instructions.
Select any of the guides listed below to download a PDF that meets your specific wear and care needs.
- Reference guide for using water-based adhesives (Daro, ProsAide)
- Reference guide for using solvent-based adhesives (Adhere, Secure)
- Reference guide for using bi-face tape
- Reference guide for using bi-face tape polyurethane
- Reference guide for care of self-retained prostheses
- Reference guide for care of finger prostheses
- Reference guide for care of toe prostheses
- Craniofacial implants—care of your skin and prosthesis
- Strategies for retention problems
- Reference guide for care of facial hair