How to apply Otostick
When applied correctly, Otostick will remain in place for up to 7 days. It is important to remove the Otostick after 7 days maximum, and to leave at least 8 hours before applying another, this is to give the skin time to 'breathe' as the correctors are not breathable. Leaving them on for longer, or not leaving time between applications will eventually cause the skin to become overhydrated and this will prevent Otostick from sticking correctly.
It's really important to position Otostick correctly, and best if you can get someone to help you to start with. Once you have practised a few times, it gets much easier to do!
First, clean the area behind the ear and on the scalp thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based cleanser or toner to remove all dirt, grease and moisture from the skin.
Second, BEFORE REMOVING THE PAPER FROM THE OTOSTICK, find the best position for the corrector to give the desired effect. The corrector should be applied to an area of the head with no hair for best results.
Third, remove the paper protectors from one side of the Otostick prosthetic taking extra care not to touch the adhesive surface. Apply with firm pressure to the exact point of the ear identified to give the desired result. Ensure all edges of the corrector are well stuck down.
Finally, remove the protective paper from the other side of the corrector and, making sure all hair is out of the way, push the ear straight back with firm pressure against the head. It is very important that the ear is not stretched or twisted as this will cause discomfort after a while. Again, ensure all edges are fully stuck down. Ideally, hold the ear back firmly for 30 seconds or so to ensure the corrector is properly stuck down.
After a short while, you can continue with your normal activities, including sport or taking a shower or bath.
Each corrector should stay in place for between 3 and 7 days depending on the user's ear shape, skin type and time needed to adapt to the product.
After 7 days maximum, remove the corrector and allow the skin to breathe overnight before reapplying Otostick the next morning following the same steps used earlier.
Each Otostick can only be used once, the adhesive will not re-stick properly after being removed, so take extra care when applying.
Important Points to remember:
- Ensure the area is totally clean, dry and free of oils or cosmetics
- Don't touch the sticky surfaces before applying the Otostick
- Push the ear straight back in a 'natural' position, don't stretch or twist
- Ensure the Otostick is fully stuck down by holding down for 30 seconds
- Remove the Otostick after 7 days max, leave 8 hours or more before applying another.