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In Australia, two out of every three people will develop skin cancer by the time they are 70 years old. Around 1 million Australians suffer from acne, while up to 50% of the population suffers from eczema. High UV levels and an outdoor lifestyle in Australia both increase the risk of skin cancer, which is significantly attributed to sun exposure. Skin issues can also be influenced by other variables, including heredity, environmental factors like pollution, lifestyle factors like smoking and food, and some medical diseases.


Pale skin, light-coloured eyes, blond or red hair. Always burns, does not tan.

Those with type I skin should use gentle and hydrating skincare products that won’t irritate their delicate skin.


Light brown skin that initially burns and then tans.

People with type III skin should look for moisturisers that help maintain the skin’s natural oil balance.


Moderate brown skin that tans with minimal burning.

Those with type IV skin should use products that contain glycolic acid to help even out the complexion.


Dark brown skin that rarely burns.

People with type V skin may benefit from using products containing vitamins A and C, to brighten the complexion.


Deeply pigmented dark brown or black skin that tans easily and never burns.

People with type VI skin should look for products containing natural ingredients like shea butter to nourish their skin.


Fair skin with light-coloured eyes. Burns easily but may tan.

People with type II skin may benefit from using products containing antioxidants to protect against environmental damage.

Fitzpatrick Scale

The Fitzpatrick Scale is a classification system for human skin colour, developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick and published in the International Journal of Dermatology. The scale ranges from Type I (very fair) to Type VI (darkest brown). It is used primarily to determine an individual’s risk of sunburn and skin cancer

Type I (very fair) to Type VI (darkest brown) skin colour is a natural phenomenon that is determined by the amount of melanin in our bodies. Different skin tones absorb and reflect different amounts of sunlight which has an effect on appearance, but it does not determine one’s beauty or worth. Our skin tone is only a small part of who we are as people and should never be used to judge.

No matter the skin tone, beauty comes in all hues and should be celebrated! Our skin colour is merely a reflection of our individual identities, and no one deserves to be judged or discriminated against based on it. It is important to recognise that we are all unique and beautiful

Understanding your skin

It is important to learn about your own skin so we can help you better. If you are unsure about it, book in for an initial consultation now!

Fitzpatrick Scale

Skin Concerns

Skin Concerns

When it comes to taking care of your skin, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone’s skin is different and what works for one person may have no effect on another. That’s why it’s important to understand the different skin concerns you might have and which treatments are best for them.

At Joy Skin Clinic, we provide initial consultations with our registered nurse to understand your skin concern and work out a recommended treatment plan for you. We also carefully select and offer high quality skincare products that are designed to improve the health of your skin while reducing any inflammation or irritation. Our experienced cosmetic specialist will guide you through the best treatments and products for your needs, helping to ensure you get the best results from your treatment.


If you’re looking for ways to improve the health and appearance of your skin, book an appointment with our experienced team today! We look forward to helping you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.


What is Acne? Acne can affect people of all ages but is most common in teenagers. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples and it can be persistent into our adult years. It can also be cystic, which causes a lot of self-confidence issues for people who often then turn to medical treatments to try and heal this type of acne. It can cause severe emotional distress and leave the skin damaged. The sooner you begin treatment the lower your risk of these problems.


Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes dark spots on the skin caused by an overproduction of melanin. This can be caused by sun exposure, genetics, hormones or inflammation. Hyperpigmentation is most commonly seen on the face but can appear anywhere else on the body.


Rosacea is a common skin condition marked by facial redness, flushing and irritation. It can often be misdiagnosed or mistaken for other skin conditions such as eczema or allergies. People with rosacea have sensitive skin that is easily prone to inflammation and breakouts due to triggers like sun exposure, stress and certain skin care products.


Scars and stretch marks are areas of the skin that have been damaged due to an injury, surgery or rapid weight gain or loss. Scars are usually permanent and appear as thickened tissue, while stretch marks look like thin lines on the skin. Both can be cosmetically unappealing but treatment such as skin needling can help reduce their appearance.


Dark eye circles, or periorbital dark circles, are areas of hyperpigmentation around the eyes that can make you look tired and aged. They are often caused by a lack of sleep, prolonged exposure to sunlight, stress, allergies, hormones, genetics or aging. Wrinkles around the eyes can also be caused by sun damage and aging.


Ageing is the natural process of skin deterioration that occurs over time due to sun exposure, genetics and lifestyle. As skin ages, it can become dry, thin and less elastic, leading to wrinkles and a decrease in collagen production. Additionally, age spots can form on the face which are caused by an accumulation of melanin. Treatments such as retinol, anti-wrinkle treatment and skin needling can help reduce the signs of ageing.

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