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Darker Tan with an Injection – Melanotan-1 Shows Promise

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 28, 2008

Instead of hitting the tanning bed this season,  achieving that sun-kissed glow could be as simple as a quick injection.

Researchers at the University of Arizona, Tucson are working on a new drug that may provide an instant tan.  Melanotan-1 and Melanotan II are currently undergoing clinical trials and are already showing positive results during the testing phases.

According to MelanoCorp International, Melanotan II helps stimulate the hormones that cause skin to turn darker.  Taking the drug could reduce the need for excessive sun exposure that often leads to skin cancer, and the process can also help the body create a protective layer to reduce the impact of UV exposure.  Healthy skin management coupled with a safe and effective tanning routine can help create healthy, strong and youthful looking skin.

The product is a synthetic version of the hormone that helps release melanin into the cells, and can help many people simply get darker, faster.  Exposure to sunlight and tanning beds after taking the drug may accelerate the tanning process and make it easier to achieve a natural, healthy-looking tan within a few days.

Results of the tests have been published in the Archives of Dermatology, and all but one volunteer from the test sample tanned more quickly than average.

More information about the drug and its effects can be found in this video:


5 Responses to “Darker Tan with an Injection – Melanotan-1 Shows Promise”

  1. There an excellent article about the melanotan peptides that’s just be published by Wired Magazine:


  2. Alan Thistlewaite said

    I purchased and used Melanotan 11 in june this year 2009 and it was fantastic, I now need a replacment and cannot find the company in the US who supplied me can you help.

    Alan from the UK

  3. This is really promising for all those who are using melanotan 1, This video proves that melonatan can turn your skin into a fair looking..

  4. i’m not a fan of injected tanning product before, since melanotan released an injected melanotan, but lets just face it, melanotan isn’t yet proven safe in most countries, and most of us use it because it was just applied on the external part of the skin. though, i’m not saying not to use melanotan, just be careful when using it especially if you’re going to inject it.

  5. melanotan-1 has recently been approved in Italy as a drug to induce photoprotective pigmentation in sufferers of erythropoietic protoporphyria to counter the painful photosensitivity caused by the disease.


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