Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Find your SkinType.

The Fitzpatrick skin type matrix was developed in 1975, by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD, PHD, of Harvard Medical school. 

This is a classification system for skin typing and is based on a person’s complexion and responses to sun exposure. For successful laser and light therapy, it is necessary to determine your correct skin type before treatment.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type and Description

I extremely fair skin – always burns, never tans
II fair skin – always burns, sometimes tans
III medium skin – sometimes burns, always tans
IV olive skin – rarely burns, always tans
V moderately pigmented brown skin – never burns, always tans
VI markedly pigmented black skin – never burns, always tans

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