A photo of an array of skin tones from lightest to darkest.

Fitzpatrick Scale

What is a Fitzpatrick Scale?

An array of skin tones from lightest to darkest.

If you’ve ever tried to match foundation or concealer to your skin, you know just how tricky skin typing can be. Enter Fitzpatrick skin typing, a scientific skin type classification.

Though this form of skin typing won’t help you find your perfect shade, it can tell you just how much shade you should get on sunny days.

Developed in 1975, the system classifies skin type according to the amount of pigment in your skin and your skin’s reaction to sun exposure. This information can help predict your overall risk to certain cosmetic procedures such as our Plasma Fibroblast Treatment, as well as your risk of damage caused by sun exposure.

A Fitzpatrick Scale Chart for reference.

Long story short, the more melenated your skin the higher the risk of damage or scarring from the Fibroblast Plasma type of treatments. Please know we would not refuse service unless there was a risk of damage to your skin or your health in general.

We are here to rejuvenate and revitalize, not damage and traumatize. There is a lot of information out there on the Fitzpatrick Scale, it’s easy to Google what skin tones are prone to what types of damage.

If you are interested in Fibroplasma and feel you may be on the cusp, please call for consult, we’ll be happy to meet and possibly do a small reaction test. However, we will not test if we feel there is a risk of damage. Thank you for understanding.