SkinTones Systems2023-05-15T10:08:06-04:00

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.


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:

Whats the Difference?


A Step Ahead Prosthetics proudly presents the Premium Ready-to-Wear line of made-to-order protective silicone covers. Forget what you know about “off-the-shelf” covers, with their unnatural look and cheap plastic feel. Our high-quality covers are made by hand using a revolutionary process that yields a level of strength and detail never found on pre-fab covers before.

  • Affordable solution, great for a secondary prosthesis

  • Designed to fit over most prosthesis on the market

  • Pliable; stretches over foam core for a natural shape

  • Hard nails, split toes, skin textures, and up to 2.5″ heels

  • Remote color kit available to try and choose at home

  • Only “off-the-shelf” made with multiple silicone tones

  • Can be ordered online and delivered to your door


The ProSystem Hyper-Realistic protective skins are just that: hyper-realistic. Our proprietary hand-layering technique allows our technicians and anaplastologists to vary the thickness and direction of the materials according to our strict fabrication guidelines. Several days of extreme attention goes into fabricating each one of these natural-looking protective covers.
  • Perfect for those looking for the ultimate expression

  • In-person, private consultation throughout the process

  • Extensive anatomical analysis for precise sculpting

  • Acrylic nails; veins; hair; split toes, up to 4.5″ heels

  • Most accurate color matching system available

  • Translucent multi-layering for unparalleled detail

  • One-of-a-kind covers made to each individual


Going far beyond our direct-to-consumer lines, Custom SkinTones™ are created to match one's specific natural anatomy, to the smallest details. These bespoken prosthetic devices span the range from a fingertip to an ear or a nose, from a baby's hand to a full-length adult leg and anything in between. Patients must participate in person at one of our facilities. This allows us to apply 3D-scanning technology and Live Color Mixing, among other proprietary techniques needed to capture the exacting measurements required to create a Custom SkinTones. It also allows us to meet and pamper you!


How can I order a Ready-to-Wear Skin or Foot Shell?2020-02-19T09:54:01-05:00

You can order directly on this site! Just click the button below.

Is there a “Care Instructions” sheet for the I can download and print?2019-06-04T14:45:34-04:00

Sure! You can download/print the Care Instruction Sheet by clicking here.

How long does a skin typically last?2019-05-31T13:43:08-04:00

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.

My skin tone changes during the year. How can I choose a single color?2020-02-21T09:31:34-05:00

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.

How much weight will a skin add to my prosthesis?2019-05-31T11:41:15-04:00

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).

Will a skin hinder the function of my prosthesis in any way?2017-05-04T10:13:27-04:00

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.

My insurance company says a skin is “not medically necessary,” can you help?2019-05-31T14:00:33-04:00

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.


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