This information will help our office to better evaluate your skin type so the laser treatment will be more effective. Skin type is often categorized according to the Fitzpatrick skin type scale which ranges from very fair (skin type I) to very dark (skin type VI). The two main factors that influence skin type and the treatment program devised by your practitioner are:
-reaction to sun exposure and tanning habits
Skin type is determined genetically and is one of the many aspects of your overall appearance, which also includes the color of your eyes, hair, etc. The way your skin responds to sun exposure is another way of correctly assessing your skin type. Recent tanning, whether by the sun or an artificial tanning booth, even tanning creams, can have a major impact on your skin color evaluation.
By using the information you provide on this form, we can be better prepared to provide you with the best care. Please take a few minutes to fill out this questionnaire.