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A Facelift Post-Recovery in a Time-Lapse

  • 19-08-2017, 09:08

This woman, who's been our clinic's patient last year took an incredible approach towards her post-recovery. She decided to record it on film and hand it to our blog editors as a time-lapse!

What your skin type means for you

  • 20-11-2018, 16:44

The Fitzpatrick scale (also Fitzpatrick skin typing test, or Fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. It was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the typical response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) light. Later, it was updated to also contain a wider range of skin types.

Fitzpatrick skin type 1

  • skin color (before sun exposure): ivory
  • eye color: light blue, light gray, or light green
  • natural hair color: red or light blonde
  • sun reaction: skin always freckles, always burns and peels, and never tan

 

 

Types 1 and 2

If your skin type is 1 or 2, you have a high risk of:

You should follow these tips to protect your skin:

  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater.
  • Limit your sun exposure and seek shade whenever you’re out in the sun.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your head and face.
  • Wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating of 30 or higher if you plan to be in direct sunlight for extended periods.
  • Check your skin from head to toe each month.
  • Have an annual skin checkup with a doctor.

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