Have you struggled to achieve a tan? Or maybe you tan easily in the summer months, but it doesn’t seem to last very long? Nu Image Medical may have an answer for you!….Melanotide II
If you are interested in trying Melanotide II, below are a few facts you should know before you get started.
What is Melanotide II?
Melanotide II was originally created to allow individuals to tan while also protecting the skin and decreasing the risk of skin cancer. It has been nicknamed the “Barbie drug” because it allows even the fairest of skin types a chance to get a completely natural, beautiful golden glow.
How does it work?
Melanotide II is a peptide that stimulates and increases melanocyte production. Melanocytes are simply cells that produce melanin (the brown pigment in the skin that produces a tan). A natural tan is nothing more than the body’s response to sun exposure and its way of protecting the skin from harmful burning. Sun exposure is healthy and gives Vitamin D which is vital to keep the body healthy, but too much sun exposure without the protection of melanin (sometimes seen in fair, light skinned individuals) can lead to harsh burning and an increased risk in developing skin cancer and skin damage later in life. With only minimal sun exposure, Melanotide II makes it possible to achieve a completely natural tan that lasts much longer.
Are there any contraindications or side effects?
Not everyone experiences side effects with Melanotide II. Some patients experience some mild nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and increased libido upon taking the injections initially. These side effects decrease significantly with continued use as your body becomes more familiar with the medication.
What will it cost?
This includes syringes as well and everything needed to mix and use the product correctly. For existing patients, one vial of Melanotide II is available at the discounted price of $297. For new patients a tele-consult fee is added to the initial purchase.
How much do I need?
Melanotide II is given via subcutaneous injection. Please click here for mixing/dosing instructions. http://nuimagemedical.com/melanotan-mixing-directions/ Dosages should be tapered according to the individual’s personal tolerance and any side effects noted. Melanotide II is used daily for 2-3 weeks until desired pigmentation is achieved, followed by a maintenance dose of one to two injections weekly. If you have any dosing related questions, please contact the medical department at Nu Image Medical (888)-520-3438 ext. 503.
How do I get started?
For more detailed information, you can view the Nu Image Medical website at http://nuimagemedical.com/melanotanii/ or contact a representative by phone at 888-520-3438 to place your order. A consent form will be sent to you directly that must be printed, signed, and returned either by email or fax. Once this form is returned, your prescription will be sent directly to the pharmacy for send out depending on the shipping preference you chose when placing your order with a member of the Nu Image Medical staff. Ground and overnight shipping are available options.
Want to get the perfect winter tan? Why waste your money on expensive orange looking spray tans and dangerous tanning beds? There’s now an easier way to get the lasting, natural tan you want for your holiday parties without looking overdone or fake. Nu Image Medical is making it simple and bringing you one of the most innovative tanning products available. Melanotide II is the new tanning drug making its debut in the industry. Gone are the days of sticky, patchy tans and cancer causing rays.
How does it work?
Melanotide II works from within the body, not on the outside like sunless tanners that fade and do not last. Melanotide II is given in a very tiny daily injection and actually increases melanocyte production. Melanocytes, also known as cells in the body that provide pigment, produce a sun protectant pigment called melanin. Melanin production increases with sun exposure to prevent the skin from burning. More melanin in the skin gives the ability to tan more easily in the sun, and decreases risk of sun burning while having a darker, longer lasting tan. Individuals with very fair skin may struggle to ever achieve a tan and typically burn when in the sun without protection. This is primarily due to lack of melanocytes in the skin, whereas, someone with a darker complexion may tan very quickly in the sun with no redness or burning. The darker individual typically has more melanin in the skin. By stimulating and increasing melanocyte production from within, individuals with even the fairest of complexions are able to achieve a tan. And unlike other tans that fade quickly, higher concentrations of melanin in the skin help the tan to not only look natural (because it is natural) but will preserve a tan much longer than a tan achieved on vacation that fades in a few days.
Is it safe?
Melanotide II is available as a prescription medication only from a licensed physician. Dosing varies upon the individual’s skin color and tan preference. Because Melanotide II increases melanocyte production, and thus increases melanin in the skin, Melanotide II can actually be considered a skin protectant. Again, melanin is the body’s natural response to sun exposure to prevent burning. An increase in melanin decreases the risk for sun burning, which can lead to premature skin aging and even skin cancer. Melanotide II provides the best at both ends: With even just a small amount of sun exposure, Melanotide II provides a tan that is completely naturally and longer lasting than most tans while also providing protection from the dangers that typically come from sun tanning.
How do I get started?
To get started or for more information on Melanotide II, and to find out if it’s right for you, contact a representative at Nu Image Medical at 888-520-3438. Tanning is now easier and much more safe than it used to be. Don’t miss out on the chance to be tan year round without the hassle and fake look of other products. Give Nu Image Medical a call, and give your skin a summer, sun kissed look even in the winter months.
• Why most people believe they look better with a tan & why the tanning craze isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Polls and studies have proven true that over 75% of Americans still think that they as well as others look better with a tan. Even as some elite actresses and runway models strive to maintain a fair, porcelain complexion as a high fashion look. Hollywood still seems to be stuck in its ways with numerous celebs still trying to master that ultimate California “golden glow.” It’s certainly no surprise that tanning has been red flagged over recent years for its possible cancer causing and premature aging side effects. But somehow, even despite all of its warnings, having a tan still remains one of the most sought after beauty must haves for women and men of all ages.
Most tanners report that having a bit of color on the skin can make you look healthier, provide muscle definition, and may even make you appear slimmer. Many women report that they are able to use less makeup when they are more tan because they feel like their complexion is much more colorful, even, and healthy looking. Makeup bronzers and lotions have even become popular cosmetic products capitalizing on this effect. Some polls have gone so far as to show that tanning may not only benefit outward appearance, but it may also have other benefits as well. When you look good, you feel good. Many individuals claim that having a tan can be a confidence boost. Yep, that’s right. That means, that something as simple as having a tan can increase your self-esteem and make you feel better about yourself, more confident and even sexier. And this in turn, can begin to affect all aspects of your life as a whole…work, relationships, etc.
With more and more people working towards maintaining a tan year round, comes a demand for a healthy way to keep up the look. Most frequent tanners are realizing the possible dangers and premature skin aging caused by damaging UV rays. People are looking for a solution to stay tan while bypassing the dangers commonly associated with it. Spray tans and lotions may offer a temporary solution, but they can be difficult to maintain and very costly for a more natural and longer lasting effect.
Scientists have now created a medical solution specifically for tanning and sun protection. This revolutionary medication, referred to as Melanotide II, is new to the market and on its way to the top as the only drug of its kind to provide a new way to tan naturally while even working as a possible shield against skin cancer. Given as a virtuously painless, daily injection into subcutaneous (fat) tissue, Melanotide II increases the production of melanocytes, which increases levels of melanin in the skin. Melanin is a brown pigment found in the skin that protects the skin from burning in the sun. A natural tan is the body’s response to sun exposure and its way of protecting itself. This is why individuals with very fair skin are more prone to sunburns and skin damage versus someone with darker color. The darker skinned individual with more melanin will not likely experience such harsh effects from the sun.
Increasing the body’s production of melanocytes results in a completely even tan that is 100% real and best of all, a much safer option. It takes only a few moments in the sun to achieve a tan that lasts much longer with Melanotide II than a tan developed from a beach trip that will fade quickly if sun exposure is not continued.
Melanotide II is providing a way for even the fairest of skin types to develop a tan as well as preserving the skin. It looks as if the tanning trend will continue on. And rightly so, if no danger or risks are involved, why not?
Is tanning bad for you?
How to Get a Tan and Protect Your Skin! We’ve all heard about the possible dangers of tanning, but there may be a lot more to these findings. Studies have actually shown that intermittent exposure to the sun as well as occasional sunburns were positively connected with melanoma while individuals who were regularly exposed to the sun did not encounter any problems. Other studies have shown that childhood sunburns as well as indoor tanning were associated with squamous cell carcinoma, and sunburns obtained at any age are linked with basal cell carcinoma. Another interesting and maybe less known factor is the potential cancer risk from even spray on tans or self-tanning products. These products contain an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which reacts with amino acids in the skin to stain the skin brown. Although DHA claims to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays, the results have proven very inadequate. The effects of DHA sunless tanning are temporary and there is actually an increased risk for extreme sun damage within 24 hours of application. And oftentimes the individual feels tan, and therefore neglects to put on any sunscreen or protective clothing when out in the sun.
Why having a tan is a good thing…
Have you ever noticed how some individuals always beautifully bronze in the sun while others only burn? And then there are individuals that burn one good time and begin to tan from there on out? What if we told you that the people who bronzed naturally and tanned easily in the sun have a much lower risk for developing skin cancer or melanoma? The reasoning behind this is an increase in melanin. Melanin is a natural substance present within the body that provides pigment to the skin and also to hair and eye color. Melanocytes produce melanin. These cells, which are found just below the surface of the skin, are more prominent in individuals with darker skin. Melanin’s actual primary function is to protect the skin. When skin is exposed to the sun, the body responds with an increase in melanocyte production for protection. This results in a tan. The more the individual is exposed to the sun, the darker the tan, etc. There is, of course a limit as to how much protection melanin can provide to the skin, which is why very dark skinned individuals can, at times, experience mild sunburn. However, melanin pigment is still the great protection and the body’s natural defense from the possible damages of the sun. Unfortunately, many light skinned individuals that do begin to tan, will eventually begin to lose their tan within a few weeks if they are not seeing continuous sun exposure. However, Melanotide II supplementation can provide a way for a tan to last much, much longer.
How it works
Melanotide II is given via a tiny daily injection and continued or stopped based on skin type and color preference. Melanotide II actually stimulates the body to produce more melanocytes naturally. This increase in melanoctyes will in turn, increase melanin within the skin so that even a small amount of sun exposure will produce a tan that lasts much longer than it would normally.
For more information on how to get started on Melanotide II, please contact one of our office representatives at 888-520-3438.