Realistic Silicone Prosthetics
For amputees who have lost limbs, we fabricate highly realistic, detailed, lightweight silicone prosthetics. Unifying form and function to create a limb that looks natural and perfectly matches skin tones
Why Choose the SkinTones Systems?
Prosthetic covers are loosely split into two types: The common variety, plastic-looking imitations of a natural leg and the very custom one-of-a-kind life-like silicone skins. We find this surprising considering how important regaining anatomical wholeness is for amputees. That’s why the research and development team at A Step Ahead Prosthetics embarked on a quest to create a line of skin covers which would offer amputees more choices without sacrificing quality and aesthetics.
First we decided that regardless of the price range, all SkinTones products would be fabricated from high-grade silicone to better replicate human skin texture and color. We also realized that since each one of our skins is sculpted by hand we could offer features only found on more expensive systems, such as split toes and a wide range of natural colors. After creating a strict set of fabrication guidelines and carefully considering what our patients had been looking for we settled on two distinct product lines: ProSystem Hyper-Realistic and Premium Ready-to-Wear protective silicone skin covers. Later, continuing to follow our patients’ needs and requests, we added the Ready-to-Wear silicone foot shells.
THE SKINTONES WAY
We created two distinct anatomical protective cover systems; both use our proprietary translucent-layering technique, they cover a wider price range than any other system on the market today. Both include the following:
IN-HOUSE ANAPLASTOLOGY SERVICES
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The life span of a protective cover can vary based on usage and how well one cares for and maintains the skin. We’ve seen skins lasting three years or more.
Your natural varies between seasons. Since your skin color changes and the silicone skin does not, we recommend you go with your natural skin tone at its darkest. Don’t forget, summer is also the time when you’ll most likely be be showing off your skin!
You can order our swatch kit to ensure the best match. Swatch kits are only relevant to those ordering our Ready-to-Wear line – since the custom “ProSystem” skins are created with the patient at our New York facility.
We keep our skins as lightweight as possible, however they also need to be strong; they typically add between 400 and 600 grams to a bk prosthesis (14 to 21 ounces).
They will not hinder the function of your prosthesis, but skins do add some weight. Above knee amputees may see a difference in the way their prosthetic knee performs, although this can be adjusted by a prosthetist to compensate.
Generally speaking yes, we can help. Our Insurance Team invests a lot of time and resources preparing our claims, to ensure that insurance companies understand that strong, impermeable silicone skins will protect these costly medical devices against the elements. If you have an specific insurance question don’t hesitate to reach out to us.