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Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center wishes to welcome you back. We hope you have all been safe and well during this COVID-19 pandemic. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times together. As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our patients and employees safe, healthy and informed.

Our office is currently open and scheduling appointments for your cosmetic and dermatological needs. In addition, we are offering Telehealth appointments for your convenience.

Most importantly we have worked very hard implementing new protocols and additional safety measures to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our employees.

New Safety Protocols:

To welcome you back we are offering monthly specials on many of our cosmetic services through the end of the year. Call today to learn more (949) 301-8019.


Updated Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Find Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Is it just us, or does Fitz-patrick sound like St. Patrick? We think it does! And so in honor of St. Patrick’s Day this month let’s take a test to find out your unique Fitzpatrick skin type. It’s fun to find out where you fall on the scale. Plus, it’ll give you some important info that could save your skin.  

What is the Fitzpatrick Scale 

The Fitzpatrick scale is a tool for dermatologists to assess your risk of skin cancer. It rates two things: the amount of pigment in your skin and how your skin reacts to the sun. It can indicate how likely you are to develop skin cancer.  

Classify Your Skin 

The Fitzpatrick Skin Scale is a scientific way of classifying skin types. It breaks them down into six categories starting light and moving up to the darkest tones of skin. Just knowing your skin type can give you the information you need to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer.   

What’s Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type? 

Ready to take the test to find out your skin type? Just choose the number that best describes you. Then add up your numbers and check your score at the end of the quiz.   

What color are your eyes? 

0 – Light blue, gray or green  

1 – Blue, gray, or green 

2 – Blue 

3 – Dark Brown 

4 – Brownish Black  

What is the natural color of your hair? 

0 – Sandy red 

1 – Blonde 

2 – Chestnut/ Dark Blonde 

3 – Dark brown 

4 – Black  

What color is your skin in places where it is not exposed to the sun? 

0 – Reddish 

1 – Very Pale 

2 – Pale with a beige tint 

3 – Light brown 

4 – Dark brown   

Do you have freckles on unexposed areas? 

0 – Many 

1 – Several 

2 – Few 

3 – Incidental 

4 – None  

What happens when you stay too long in the sun? 

0 – Painful redness, blistering, peeling 

1 – Blistering followed by peeling 

2 – Burns sometimes followed by peeling 

3 – Rare burns 

4 – Never had burns 

To what degree do you turn brown? 

0 – Hardly or not at all 

1 – Light color tan 

2 – Reasonable tan 

3 – Tan very easily 

4 – Turn dark brown quickly  

Do you turn brown after several hours of sun exposure? 

0 – Never 

1 – Seldom 

2 – Sometimes 

3 – Often 

4 – Always  

How does your face react to the sun? 

0 – Very sensitive 

1 – Sensitive 

2 – Normal 

3 – Very resistant 

4 – Never had a problem  

When did you last expose your body to the sun? 

1 – More than 3 months ago 

2 – 2-3 months ago 

3 – 12 months ago 

4 – Less than a month ago 

5 – Less than 2 weeks ago  

Do you expose your face, or the area to be treated, to the sun? 

1 – Never 

2 – Hardly ever 

3 – Sometimes 

4 – Often 

5 – Always  

Quiz Score For Fitzpatrick Scale 

0-7 = Type I 

8-16 + Type II 

17-25 = Type III 

25-30 = Type IV 

Over 30 = Type V-VI  

Fitzpatrick Skin Type Characteristics

  • Type I – Your skin color is white, your hair is blonde, and your eyes are green. You Always burn in the sun and have freckles. 
  • Type II – Your skin is white, your hair is blonde, and your eyes are green or blue. You Always burn, have freckles, and it is difficult for you to tan. 
  • Type III – Your skin is white, your hair is blonde or brown. Your eyes are blue or brown. You tan after you burn. You may freckle.  
  • Type IV – Your skin, hair, and eyes are brown. You tan more than average and rarely burn. Freckles are rare.  
  • Type V – Your skin is dark brown, your hair is brown or black, and your eyes are brown. You can burn very rarely and tan readily. You don’t have freckles. 
  • Type VI – Your skin and hair are black. Your eyes are brown or black. You tan and never burn. You are deeply pigmented and don’t have freckles.  

Does Everyone Need Sunscreen? Yes, you need sun protection regardless of your Fitzpatrick skin type. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF if your skin is on the light side. You can get away with sunscreen with a lower SPF if your skin is on the darker side.   

Book an Annual Exam If your skin is on the light side (especially if you have red hair or freckles) you should see a dermatologist for an annual skin check starting at about age 30. If your skin is tan to dark, see a dermatologist for a yearly exam starting at about age 40.  Ready to join the dozens of patients who know their skin type and use it to take care of their skin? Or, are you still not quite sure which category your skin fits int? Book your appointment and your dermatologist will help you figure out the answer.  


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