Fitzpatrick Scale Assessment

The Fitzpatrick Scale is the most widely accepted skin typing method used today. This rating system measures the amount of pigment in the skin and the tolerance to the sun. Founded in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, the Fitzpatrick scale is used in Dermatology and the Cosmetic Industry. The FDA has even adopted this classification for evaluating the SPF values of sunscreens. There are two main factors that influence skin type; genetic disposition and reaction to sun exposure and tanning beds. We use this system along with genetic disposition to properly create treatment plans and provide product recommendations, since many skin types may require twice as much pre-conditioning as another. Dermodality professional peels, facials, and all retail can be utilized on any fitzpatrick level with proper pre-conditioning.

 
Model

Instructions: Each answer has a numerical value next to it. Choose one answer to each question and add up the numbers associated with your responses. Scoring is available at the end of the quiz.

What color are your eyes?

0 - Light blue, light gray, light green

1- Blue, gray, or green

2 - Hazel or light brown

3 - Dark Brown

4 - Brownish Black

What is the natural color of your hair?

0 - Red or light blonde

1 - Blonde

2 - Light brown/ dark blonde

3 - Dark brown

4 - Black

What color is your skin (before sun exposure)?

0 - Reddish/Ivory white

1 - Very Pale or fair

2 - Fair to beige with golden undertone

3 - Light brown or olive

4 - Dark brown or black

How many freckles do you have on unexposed areas of your skin?

0 - Many

1 - Several

2 - A few

3 - Very few

4 - None

How does your skin respond to the sun? 

0 - Always burns, blisters and peels

1- Often burns, blisters and peels

2 - Burns moderately

3 - Burns rarely, if at all

4 - Never burns

Does your skin tan?

0 - Never - I always burn

1 - Seldom

2 - Sometimes

3 - Often

4 - Always

How deeply do you tan?

0 - Not at all or very little

1 - Lightly

2 - Moderately 

3 - Deeply

4 - My skin is naturally dark

How sensitive is your face to the sun?

0 - Very sensitive

1 - Sensitive

2 - Normal

3 - Resistant

4 - Very resistant/Never had a problem

Total score for all questions: _____

FITZPATRICK SCALE QUIZ SCORE

0-6 = Type I

7-13 = Type II

14-20 = Type III

21-27 = Type IV

28-34 = Type V

35+ = Type VI 

 

View Fitzpatrick Scale Color Guide