Beauty should not cause suffering, and it should never be harmful. Whether it’s a “slim thick” hourglass form or sun-kissed beautiful skin, the pressure to suit beauty ideals is unending, driving individuals to extreme, hazardous measures to obtain them. Melanotan, a “quick cure” tanning product, is now generating headlines. Melanotan is an unregulated medicine that is unlawful to sell and is commonly administered as injections or nasal spray. Despite this, it is commonly available online and in gyms and beauty salons where it is sold over the counter.
It’s also become a popular product on social media, where it’s risen to prominence owing to an increasing number of influencers pushing it to their audiences. By injecting melanotan 2, into the body, can encourage pigment cells to create more melanin, which can speed up tanning.
What exactly is Melanotan and how does it function?
Melanotan is a synthetic version of a natural hormone in our bodies called “melanocyte-stimulating hormone,” which enhances pigment formation (melanin). Melanotan, when injected into the body, can encourage pigment cells to create more melanin, which can speed up tanning.
Melanotan is classified into two types: melanotan I and melanotan II.
Originally a brand name for medical research into alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone analogues, the term “melanotan” was later used by black market marketers to legitimize the unlawful tanning injections they are selling. The word is no longer linked with any pharmaceutical product currently under development or approved for use by any regulatory agency. Melanotan is a synthetic version of a natural hormone in our bodies called “melanocyte-stimulating hormone,” which enhances pigment formation (melanin).