Fitzpatrick skin type

Fitzpatrick skin type

(fits-pa′trik)
[T. B. Fitzpatrick, U.S. Dermatologist, 1919–2003]
A classification system for determining how reactive a person's skin is to ultraviolet light. The system divides people into six phototypes, numbered I to VI. Type I skin type is the fairest, most freckled, and most susceptible to photodamage or damage by laser treatments. Type VI is the darkest skin type and the most resistant to sunburn and photodamage.
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They recommend that all consumers--especially those at higher risk for complications such as higher Fitzpatrick skin type patients and those with multicolored tattoos--choose a provider with extensive training in the procedure, such as a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL with Fitzpatrick skin type VI who had recently emigrated from Djibouti presented to our dermatology clinic for a rash that appeared when she was 2 months old.
The RAP device is indicated as an accessory to the 1064 nm Q-Switched laser for black ink tattoo removal on the arms, legs and torso in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III individuals within the tattoo removal segment.
Erythrosis interfollicularis colli was not observed in five patients with Fitzpatrick skin type I, but it was observed in 11 of 45 patients with Fitzpatrick skin type II or III.
(FST II = Fitzpatrick skin type II; CT = computed tomography; PET = positron emission tomography.)
Included patients underwent a detailed history and full clinical examination to determine the presence of active acne lesions, the affected sites, Fitzpatrick skin type, and type of acne scar as proposed by Jacob et al.
An 8-year-old East Indian boy with Fitzpatrick skin type IV phototype complexion presented with numerous blue-gray macules and patches over the back, anterior trunk, arms, and legs of 8 months' duration.
The only skin cancer risk factor was a Fitzpatrick skin type II.
Instead, it includes every Fitzpatrick skin type, from fair-skinned redheads to the darkest brown and black skins.
The Fitzpatrick skin type classification is based on a person's reaction to sun exposure.
Reeder, "Fitzpatrick skin type, individual typology angle, and melanin index in an African population: steps toward universally applicable skin photosensitivity assessments," JAMA Dermatology, vol.