In order to understand what melanotan is we must first look at the word Melanin. Melanin is the Greek word for Pigment or pigmentation of the skin. Melanin is inside the body and it allows the skin to react to the sun as a form of protection. Melanin turns the skin darker when the skin is exposed to sunlight. However the skin does not always produce enough of the chemical. Sometimes the skin needs a little help in this area.
Melanotan is an artificial or synthetic chemical.
When the body does not naturally make enough of one specific chemical it is necessary to supplement it. This same case is said for the chemical Melanin in the form of Melanotan. Some people are extremely fair skinned and their bodies do not produce enough of the chemical for them to tan. This is where Melanotan come into play. The artificial chemical comes in a powder form. This powder is mixed with a specific amount of sterilized water solution. The small dose is injected underneath the skin once a week.
The small dose is absorbed in the skin causing the skin to react when the skin is exposed to the sunlight. The skin can also react when exposed to an artificial light source like a tanning bed.
Reduced Exposure Time
Skin that is white or pale is able to tan even when it is not exposed to the sun for a long period of time. When the melanotan is used it helps people tan faster. It also helps to protect the skin from burning or extreme sunburn. The first initial dose age is small and once a week until the skin is the darkness the individual wishes it to be. Once the perfect condition is reached the dose can be reduced to once monthly or stopped. The skin will stay tanned for one or two months.