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Swimsuit Season is Nearly Here…Time for Your Tanning Implant! Friday, January 30, 2009

Filed under: General,Interesting...,Me,rants — MidasWhale @ 12:35 pm

So, follow this link (http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/01/tan.html?npu=1&mbid=yhp) for an interesting article about a new drug implanted into your skin that stimulates your body to produce melanin.  So, say you are white and pasty and do not tan well, then you may be able to get this implanted in the future so you do not have to endure that pesky sunlight, or tan smear lines, or ditzy tanning salon employees ever again.  Well, or at least during the couple months it lasts.  Hey!  No more tan lines!  Um, yeah.  “This will not be a cosmetic drug,” Wolgen told a biotech trad publication last year. “I oppose systemic treatment for cosmetics.” What other uses would having a tan be for?  They say for people with lowered immune systems and genetic disorders that don’t allow them to go out in the sun.  But, wouldn’t them having a tan be JUST for cosmetic reasons?  I mean, is there another reason someone needs a tan?


3 Responses to “Swimsuit Season is Nearly Here…Time for Your Tanning Implant!”

  1. There actually is. There are people who are allergic to sunlight and/or UV light and break out in hives when exposed to it. Folks who suffer from diseases like EPP, PMLE, AKs, and those who’re undergoing PDT (photodynamic therapy) as well as transplant patients who are prone to get skin cancers moreso than non-transplantees.


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  3. Wondering if I tried to add a comment to your post here already?

    melanotan-1 (afamelanotide / Scenesse) has been approved in Italy for sufferers of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). The drug induces photoprotective eumelanin pigmentation which allows these folks to have the effects of their painful photosensitivity reduced.

    Here is the news about this.

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