Skin Types & The Fitzpatrick Scale
When deciding on a treatment to suit you or your client, skin type is an important consideration. The lighter your skin the higher the energy that can be used to treat the skin condition or area that you want to improve.
If you have a skin type of between 1 and 3, higher energy can be used as there is less chance of altering the pigmentation of the skin and causing it to change colour. If you have a skin type between 4 and 6 then lower energy should be used as there is more melanin in the skin which could cause discolouration when treated.
Light and laser technology is only suitable for skin types 1 to 3. This is due to the fact that it does not have a large, varying scale of energy that can be used, however NeoGen Plasma Technology is safe to use on all 6 types.