We all love a natural, flawless tan. But what we don’t love is the risks that come with it. Whether you choose natural tanning methods or tanning booths, you greatly increase the risk of serious skin and health problems.
But you don’t have to give up on your dream of the perfect tan! The peptide melanotan II may be a safer, healthier alternative—giving you all the benefits of tanning without the risks.
Below, we’ll explore the truth behind tanning and this new treatment option.
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The Dangers Of Tanning
When you think of the risks of tanning, the first thing that probably comes to mind is cancer—and for good reason.
UV radiation can damage skin cell DNA, causing the skin to grow abnormally and develop melanoma. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. If it isn’t caught quickly, it can spread cancer cells into the blood, bone, and surrounding organs.
Tanning also increases the risk of non-melanomas like basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. These more common forms of skin cancer develop in sun-exposed areas of the body such as the face, ears, lips, and back of the hands. While these lesions rarely spread, they can lead to disfiguration. In some cases, they can also be deadly.
But the damage of tanning—either in a booth or on a beach—go beyond skin cancer. UV exposure can damage the eyes, leading to cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths around the eyes. It can also lead to a lesser-known problem: immune suppression.
UV radiation can affect your body’s natural defense to viruses, diseases, and other toxins. If this happens, you are more likely to get infections, more likely to need antibiotics to recover, and more likely to have a more serious case. You can’t take live vaccines, which means traveling can be difficult.
Everyone, regardless of skin color or overall health, can develop immune system suppression from overexposure to UV lights.
Melanotan II: A Safer Way To Tan
Clearly, tanning is not the safest way to darken your skin tone. So what can you do instead?
Melanotan II is a peptide, or a string of amino acids found within the body. Peptides influence your body’s productions of hormones. In the case of melanotan II, Melanocyte Stimulating Hormones (MSH) stimulate pigment cells in the skin and hair. They’re responsible for everything from your skin tone to the color of your eyelashes and eyebrows.
When you take melanotan II, MSH causes your body to produce melanin, a pigment that darkens your skin and hair. This pigment can darken your complexion by two shades, giving you a flawless tan without the need for tanning booths.
And that’s not all. Melanotan II also stimulates a process known as melanogenesis. This process protects your skin from UV rays. For this reason, versions of the peptide are often prescribed for people who have an intolerance to light.
Melanotan II can also have an effect on your libido. It acts as an aphrodisiac and can improve erections in men and desire in women.
MSH are normally found in the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland. Because they are naturally produced by the body, there are minimal side effects. In some cases, patients have reported some fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and mild nausea.
How To Get Started
Peptides have been around for years. However, the peptides you buy online from wholesalers are typically not as restricted and evaluated by groups like the FDA. They may be an ineffective dosage or contain potentially harmful additives.
For this reason, you should always get peptides from a trusted medical professional who can determine the best dose and distribution type for you.
At The Resurge Clinic, we know how important it is to feel confident and look your best. We also believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health to get a natural-looking tan. Our team offers melanotan II as a safe and natural alternative to tanning for men and women who want to get their ideal skin tone.
Schedule a free consultation today, and let’s talk through your options!