Understanding Your Skin Type

Understanding Your Skin Type

In the Laser Hair Removal world, skin types are often discussed in terms of the “Fitzpatrick Chart,” a classification system based on the skin’s response to sun exposure. It’s helpful to know what type you are, and compare it to your hair type, in order to determine how effective laser hair removal will be for you. But keep in mind that there are exceptions to every rule, and the only proven way to determine your candidacy is through a personal consultation with our laser hair removal specialist. We have a combination laser machine that can treat ALL skin types, safely and effectively. So BAM! There you have it, we are eliminating all excuses you have to prevent you from having the amazing smooth skin, you deserve.


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Breaking down the skin types:

Type I
Highly sun-sensitive, always burns, never tans.
Example: Very pale Caucasian, freckles, or Albino

Type II
Very sun-sensitive, burns easily, tans minimally.
Example: Fair-skinned Caucasian

Type III
Sun-sensitive skin, sometimes burns, slowly tans to light brown.
Example: Darker Caucasian, European mix

Type IV
Minimally sun-sensitive, rarely burns, always tans to moderate brown.
Example: Mediterranean, European, Asian, Hispanic, Native American

Type V
Sun-insensitive skin, rarely burns, tans well.
Example: Hispanic, Afro-American, Middle Eastern

Type VI
Sun-insensitive, never burns, deeply pigmented.
Example: Afro-American, African, Middle Eastern


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