All you need to know about Melanotan 2 Tanning Injections

All you need to know about Melanotan 2 Tanning Injections

Do you wish for that perfect summer kissed glow on your body? Well, you are not alone! As per trusted reports, 10 million Americans opt for indoor tanning methods like tanning beds, tanning lamps, or lotion to get a darker complexion. 

However, there is an easier way to get the desired results faster without baking in the sun for long hours or playing personal twister to rub some smelling goop on your body.


Introducing the Melanotan 2 tanning injections! It is the near-perfect drug that gives you a natural tan with minimal exposure to the sun.

What are Melanotan 2 tanning injections?

Melanotan 2 is a synthetic hormone. When it enters the body, it speeds up the production of the skin darkening pigment melanin, which absorbs ultraviolet radiation and darkens the skin.


In technical terms, the Melanotan 2 tanning injection replicates the alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) in the body. The synthetic hormone then binds itself to the melanocortin receptors and triggers the production of the melanin. Higher the concentration of melanin in the skin cells, the darker your skin will be.

How to safely administer Melanotan 2 tanning injections?

The Melanotan 2 tanning injections usually come in starter kits. They are available online and will be conveniently delivered at your doorstep. The package will contain the following:

  • 1 vial of Melanotan 2 tanning injection

  • 1 tube of injectable water

  • 1ml insulin syringes

  • Alcohol-based wipes

It is essential to prepare the solution carefully before administering the shot. This is a 2-step process.

Step 1: Mixing the solution

Below are the steps you must follow to mix the solution safely:

  • Remove the cap from the vial marked Melanotan 2 Tanning Injection.

  • Use the alcohol wipe provided with the starter kit to wipe the top surface of the vial.

  • Next, use the alcohol wipe to clean the injectable water tube. Discard the wipe after use.

  • Take an enclosed syringe from the starter kit. 

  • Hold the injectable water tube straight up and twist the lid completely to open the tube.

  • Insert the syringe in the injectable water tube. Then withdraw 1ml of water by pulling the plunger back. Gently take out the syringe.

  • Now take the Melanotan 2 Tanning Injection vial and insert the syringe into the vial top center.

  • Depress the syringe plunger to empty the water entirely. Remove the syringe slowly from the vial.

  • Roll the tanning injection vial carefully between your fingers to dissolve the solution. It is not advised to shake it vigorously.

Post the above steps; the solution will be ready to use. You can safely store the solution in the fridge after use. It can be safely refrigerated for up to 6 months, and if you don't wish to use the starter kit right away, keep it in a cool and dry place. It will stay viable for up to 12 months.

Administering the shot

Follow the below instructions to inject the shot the right way:

  • Hold the tanning injection vial straight up. Take a syringe and insert it at the center of the grey colored cap.

  • Pull the plunger back and take 0.1ml of the solution into the syringe. Slowly take it out from the vial.

  • Pick a fleshy part of your skin to administer the shot. The area near the side of the belly button is generally preferred by many.

  • Use an alcohol wipe provided with the starter kit to clean the area. 

  • It would help if you now pinched on either side of the chosen area.

  • Next, hold the syringe as you would typically hold a pen.

  • Now hold it at a 90-degree angle from the area you want to inject.

  • You must then swiftly jab the syringe in the chosen area.

  • Depress the plunger slowly and ensure that no solution remains in the syringe before taking it out.

  • Take the alcohol wipe and press it firmly on the injected area for 60 seconds.

This way, you can complete the administration of your first shot of Melanotan 2 tanning injections. After you have taken a couple of doses, you may have to tilt the vial at a small angle to ensure the needle is in the solution.

Safety precautions

Many dubious shops sell overpriced, poor quality Melanotan 2 tanning injections. Please do not fall into their trap. Please do your research and buy them from a trusted and safe supplier. After you have purchased the right kit for yourself, pay heed to the below-mentioned safety precautions:

  1. Do not share the solution or the injections with anyone else. Doing so will leave you vulnerable to blood-borne virus transmission. 

  2. Alternate the injecting site to avoid any wounds.

  3. Only use the injectable water provided in the tube along with the starter kit. This water is sterile and contains 0.9% benzyl alcohol, which suppresses the growth of harmful bacterias.

  4. It is imperative to store the solution in the fridge after preparation.

Possible side effects  

Melanotan 2 tanning injections may cause mild side effects in a few users such as reduced appetite, slight nausea, yawning, and facial flushing.

Some males may experience a spontaneous erection after 1.5 hours of taking the shot. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers shouldn't use the product. To minimize the side effects and make it less noticeable, it is highly recommended to take the shot before going to bed.

A less common side effect noted is that moles, sunspots, and freckles appear to be darker than usual. However, they tend to return to their former shade after you stop taking the Melanotan 2 tanning injections.


Tanned skin is generally perceived as attractive in most western cultures. With new tanning innovations coming up rapidly, more people seem eager to experiment with their complexion. Melanotan 2 tanning injections provide a faster, easier, and self-tanning solution for people who want to join this bandwagon.

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