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How Melanin Injections Work For Tanning

Thursday, April 16, 2020 posted by Joel 9:22 am

Melanin is a pigment that gives color to human hair, skin and eyes. People with dark complexion have more concentration of Melanin than people with fair complexion. It is produced by cells known as melanocytes and exists in two basic forms; eumelanin (browncolor) and pheomelanin (a more reddish-brown color). It protects the skin from UV rays. However, there is an artificial method of getting tan which is Melanin injections.

 What are Melanin injections and how do they work?

Melanin injections

Tan injectionsare used to get artificial tanning on the body. Synthetic Melanotan is injected into the body via Melanin injection that mimics or replicates the natural melanin which is already present in the body. It stimulates the body’s pigment cells to produce more melanin which consequently results in tanning.

Melanotan 1 and 2 were created to replicate melanin hormones and plays a large role in sexual arousal and skin pigmentation. However, Melanotan 2 has proved to be more efficient and effective in getting better results.

Most importantly, the dosage for both peptides is different. The minimal dose of Melanotan 1 is around 1mg whereas, on the other hand, it is 0.25mg for Melanotan 2.

Benefits of Melanin/tanning injections:

  • Time-saving: Injections save and cut the amount of time required to get tan. One will require less sun exposure than before to increase the tan.
  • Long-lasting: Naturally acquired tan will fade after 5-6 days whereas Melanotan 2 injections provide a long-lasting tan which can last for months.

How to correctly use Melanotan 2 injections:

  1. Injection: After injecting the solution, the Melanotan is absorbed into the bloodstream and start working. Subcutaneous and Intramuscular are the two injecting sites one can use for injecting.
  2. Dose: Before using, one must gauge how the skin reacts to synthetic Melanotan 2 using a minimal dose of 0.3mg.
  3. Frequent dose: To achieve the desired level of tan much faster and better, one can even start loading dose in their treatment. This includes not only increasing the dose but also taking them frequently at short intervals.
  4. Maintenance: After someone has achieved the desired skin tone level, they should move on to the maintenance stage. There is a wide range of variables that determine the correct dosage which includes skin type, metabolism, body weight and other related factors. These factors vary from person to person.

Most importantly, there are some misconceptions about using Melanotan 2. It should be noted that it is not a permanent cure for skin conditions such as cancer or complete protection from UV rays.