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Fitzpatrick skin types for laser hair removal

Why is it important to know your Fitzpatrick skin type when considering the laser hair removal treatments?

Fitzpatrick Skin Types

Accurate skin typing is one of the most important information needed to obtain desirable results from the laser treatments. During your consultation visit you will be asked a series of questions to determine your skin type from the Fitzpatrick scale of 1 to 6.


Read through the below sections to know your skin type in preparation for your consultation appointment for the laser hair removal treatments.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 1


Below table shows common attributes for the type 1 skin.

Natural Skin Colour

​Very fair

Natural Hair

Red or Blonde

Natural Eyes

Light blue, grey or green

Skin Characterstics (on exposure to direct sun)

Always burns, Never Tans, Freckles

Common Ethnicity

Nordic Europeann Caucasian

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 2


Below table shows common attributes for the type 2 skin.

Natural Skin Colour

Very fair to light

Natural Hair

Red, Blonde

Natural Eyes

​Blue, green, Hazel

Skin Characterstics (on exposure to direct sun)

Usually burns, Tans with difficulty

Common Ethnicity

European Caucasian

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 3


Below table shows common attributes for the type 3 skin.

Natural Skin Colour

Fair to Light

Natural Hair

Any

Natural Eyes

Any

Skin Characterstics (on exposure to direct sun)

Sometimes Mild Burn, Gradually Tans

Common Ethnicity

Most Common Caucasian Skin Type

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 4


Below table shows common attributes for the type 4 skin.

Natural Skin Colour

​Fair to Olive/Light Brown

​​Natural Hair

Any

Natural Eyes

Any

Skin Characterstics (on exposure to direct sun)

​Rarely Burns, Tans With Ease

Common Ethnicity

Mediterranean Caucasian and Fair Asian

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 5


Below table shows common attributes for the type 5 skin.

Natural Skin Colour

Light Brown/Medium Brown​

​​Natural Hair

Brown to Black

​​Natural Eyes

Brown

Skin Characterstics (on exposure to direct sun)

Very Rarely Burns, Tans Very Easily

​​Common Ethnicity

Middle Eastern, Native Indian and Asian

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 6


Below table shows common attributes for the type 6 skin.

​​Natural Skin Colour

Dark Brown to Black

​​Natural Hair

Brown to Black

Natural Eyes

Brown to Black

Skin Characterstics (on exposure to direct sun)

Never Burns, Tans Easily

Common Ethnicity

African, Southern MidEastern, Caribbean

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