Not exactly sure what your skin type is? You’re in the right place – and just a few questions away from knowing the answer. The Fitzpatrick Scale is a clever little invention that allocates everyone with one of six skin types, based on a few physical characteristics but mostly thanks to the way their skin responds to being exposed to the sun. Knowing your skin type is useful for a whole lot of reasons – not the least of which because it can help you understand ahead of time which treatments will and won’t suit you. And despite the scale being more than 45 years old, recent reviews prove it still holds water.
Please note you must always undergo a thorough initial assessment by the Doctor to discuss your condition and the available management options, including their potential benefit and harm, prior to commencing any treatment.
*You must be a Medicare card holder otherwise you will incur an out of pocket expense.