Melanotan: A Groundbreaking Way to Work on Your Tan

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Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers. Unfortunately, one person dies of skin cancer every 57 minutes. This illustrates the importance of taking necessary measures to protect oneself against the damaging effects of the sun.

The year isn’t over and yet, 9, 710 people have died from the disease.  This number is expected to rise as we approach the end of the year.

People who are prone to developing skin cancer are those who love tanning. And tanning is not just strictly done on the beach; some even go to tanning salons to blast their skin with cancer-causing ultraviolet light to darken their skin tone. Working on your tan using a tanning bed is no different from working on your tan on the beach; both processes will increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

The good news is that scientists are constantly working on different ways to darken the skin without exposing it to direct sunlight. From sunscreens to sunless tanning creams, you can achieve perfectly bronzed skin without putting your health at risk.

Perhaps one of the more innovative ways to get a tan is by turning to Melanotan. Melanotan is a form of injectable drug that could temporarily alter one’s melanin production — leading to safe, sunless tanning.

Melanotan works by duplicating 13 of the amino acids in the alpha melanocytic stimulating hormone. The alpha melanocytic-stimulating hormone occurs naturally in the body. The drug stimulates melanin production, increasing the pigment of the skin to develop a tan — all without exposing yourself to sunlight. To say that this drug revolutionizes sunless tanning is an understatement. Melanotan may eliminate an entire industry dedicated to tanning and sunless tanning.

The formula combines natural tanners and potent antioxidants to achieve bronzed skin. Although this innovation is now available, Melanotan’s formula is still being tweaked to ensure total safety.  In fact, the same scientists who developed Melanotan has come up with a new generation drug called Melanotan II. The concept remains the same, but the new drug may have weight loss and aphrodisiac effects.

Lowers Skin Cancer Risk

The obvious benefit of Melanotan and Melanotan II is that they do lower the risks of developing skin cancer. Since you are not exposing yourself to harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun to get a tan, there is minimal risk of developing this disease.

Convenient, Effortless Tan

You no longer have to make an appointment with your local tanning salon to work on your tan. You also don’t have to spend more time, effort, and money on tanning creams and tanning beds because a shot of Melanotan gives you the same results as regular tanning. You get lasting tan with minimal effort.

Although Melanotan and Melanotan II work great to give patients effortless tan that lasts for weeks, it’s important to consult your doctor first before getting a shot. There are cases wherein taking regular shots of Melanotan cause nausea, fatigue, and stomach cramps in patients. Spontaneous erections, stretching, and yawning complex are common side effects of Melanotan II. Although further testing is needed to establish the safety of the drug, results have been promising.