What Skin Types can The Perfect Peel Treat?

By November 22, 2018 February 7th, 2019 Professional resources

What Skin Types can The Perfect Peel Treat?

Treating all skin types, The Perfect Peel treats Fitzpatrick types 1-6 with confidence. Meaning, The Perfect Peel can treat all types of skin and multiple skin conditions.

The Fitzpatrick scale, developed in 1975 by Thomas B Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, is a numerical classification for the varying colours of skin and is a tool used for dermatologic research.

We do recommend that people who are Fitzpatrick type 4, 5 or 6 have their skin assessed after their first Perfect Peel treatment. Although The Perfect Peel is a perfectly safe treatment, skin types 4, 5 and 6 generally have sensitive skin. Therefore we prefer to monitor results to avoid an overly aggressive application.

Fitzpatrick Scale

The below is the Fitzpatrick scale of skin types. Everyone fits into one of the below types 1 through to 6, within varying scales of each type. No matter your type and score, The Perfect Peel will be able to treat your skin.



Scores 0-6
Pale white; blond or red hair; blue eyes; freckles.
Always burns, never tans.


Scores 7-13
White; fair; blond or red hair; blue, green or hazel
eyes. Usually burns, tans minimally.


Scores 14-20
Cream white; fair with any hair or eye color; quite
common. Sometimes mild burn, tans uniformly.


Scores 21-27
Moderate brown; typical Mediterranean skin tone.
Rarely burns, always tans well.


Scores 28-34
Dark brown; Middle Eastern skin types.
Very rarely burns, tans very easily.


Scores 35+
Deeply pigmented dark brown to black.
Never burns, tans very easily.

When The Perfect Peel Cannot be Used

Although The Perfect Peel can be used to treat any skin type, there are still cases and reasons in which you may not be able to have a chemical peel. Many clinics provide a free consultation to analyse your skin prior to a treatment and will discuss The Perfect Peel and other treatments that may also be suitable for you.

Some reasons for not being suitable for have a Perfect Peel treatment are;

  • People with an allergy to Aspirin
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • If Roaccutane was used on your skin in the last six months
  • If skin is currently irritated from a harsh treatment such as waxing, electrolysis, microdermabrasion or chemical exfoliants
  • If the treatable area has an open wound, sunburn, infection, cold sores or lesions


The Perfect Peel can be used on all skin types and on all areas of the body; however the face, neck and chest are the most common. Although this chemical peel can be used on any skin type, there are specific reasons as to why The Perfect Peel wouldnโ€™t be suitable for someone’s skin to be applied to skin. These points are listed above.

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