Tip Chapter: Peels for Ethnic Skin

  • Renan Lage


Created in 1976, the Fitzpatrick scale (FST) classified the skin into six types (I–VI). The classification is based on each individual’s skin response to sun exposure and the susceptibility to tanning or burning when exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Types IV, V, and VI are known as “skin of color” or ethnic skin, contemplating individuals who tan easily and usually do not burn.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renan Lage
    • 1
  1. 1.Cosmiatric Department, Department of Dermatology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas - PUC CampinasCampinasBrazil

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