Fitzpatrick Type I
Highly sun-sensitive, always burns, never tans.
Example: Very pale Caucasian, freckles, or Albino
Fitzpatrick Type II
Very sun-sensitive, burns easily, tans minimally.
Example: Fair-skinned Caucasian
Fitzpatrick Type III
Sun-sensitive skin, sometimes burns, slowly tans to light brown.
Example: Darker Caucasian, European mix
Fitzpatrick Type IV
Minimally sun-sensitive, rarely burns, always tans to moderate brown.
Example: Mediterranean, European, Asian, Hispanic, Native American
Fitzpatrick Type V
Sun-insensitive skin, rarely burns, tans well.
Example: Hispanic, Afro-American, Middle Eastern
Fitzpatrick Type VI
Sun-insensitive, never burns, deeply pigmented.
Example: Afro-American, African, Middle Eastern
The tone of your skin will have a direct impact on your results. Different skin tones require different protocols for effective treatment. The tattoo removal laser works by making a distinction between the ink and your skin. The more contrast there is between the two, the more aggressive we can be with the laser settings. Knowing your skin type helps us predict your response to laser tattoo treatments as well as letting us know which lasers can be safely used on your skin.
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