Fitzpatrick Skin Types > Skin Type 2

Fitzpatrick Skin Type II

People with Skin Type II are usually fair with blue eyes, light or fair skin. They manage to get a light tan with repeated exposure to sun, but have a high risk for skin cancer (including melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer). These skin types are therefore advised to take extreme care, use sunscreen and protect themselves from harmful UV rays as extreme sun exposure can result in serious damage, premature ageing and skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma SCC, Basal cell Carcinoma BCC and Melanoma.

Skin Type II individuals are conducive to the usual aesthetic treatments and most treatments can safely be done without the danger of adverse side effects such as hyper- or hypopigmentation occurring.

Aggressive Ablative resurfacing treatments (not done at Sinclair Aesthetics) such CO 2 laser , Erbium Yag laser and Phenol peels can result in permanent hypopigmentation (whitish skin that has lost its pigmentation) and should be avoided.

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