Find out your Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Not all skin types respond well to laser hair removal, and different types of skin need different laser systems to get the best results (with the least risk).

The Fitzpatrick scale was introduced to help classify how different types of skin respond to UV light. As the lasers used in hair removal can be absorbed by pigment in the skin, potentially causing damage (especially for those with darker skin) it’s a useful tool to get an idea of how effective laser hair removal may be for your skin type, and which type of laser systems are commonly used.

Take the survey to find out your skin type, but remember to always go to a trained professional for a full consultation if you’re considering laser hair removal.



What is the color of your eyes?

What is the natural colour of your hair?

What is the colour of your skin (non exposed areas)?

Do you have freckles on unexposed areas?

What happens when you stay in the sun too long?

Does your skin tan?

How deeply do you tan?

When did you last expose your body to sun (or artificial sunlamp)?

Click "submit" to find out your skin type and which laser hair removal system may be best for you