Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification

Definition of Fitzpatrick skin type Fitzpatrick skin type is a commonly used classification system for identifying a person’s SKIN characteristics, particularly the likelihood for SUNBURN and developing ACTINIC KERATOSIS and SKIN CANCER. Dermatologists also use Fitzpatrick skin type as a factor in determining appropriate cosmetic procedures to treat skin blemishes and WRINKLES. Fitzpatrick Classification Scale for Skin Types Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classifications Type Skin […]

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Goose Bumps on skin

Definition of Goose Bumps A bumpy texture to the SKIN, also called gooseflesh, that results when the erector muscles in the HAIR follicles contract, causing the hair to “stand up.” Goose bumps occur when a person becomes chilled or fearful, a vestigial response no longer physiologically useful in humans. The physiologic mechanism that causes goose bumps, called the pilomotor REFLEX […]

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