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Fitzpatrick Scale Breakdown: What You Need to Know

The Fitzpatrick skin phototypes (FSP) were developed in Boston in 1975 to help determine a patient’s risk of burning or tanning when exposed to UV light.  Fitzpatrick initially based the scale on a person’s skin and eye color.  The current scale, which is pictured below, classifies skin from types I to VI.  Type I refers … Read more