Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
My daughter has started using a substance from overseas called Melanotan 2 (MT2). It is a hormonal peptide which induces the bodies own melanin production to allow safe tanning. She has developed 8 very dark mole size freckles on her face and a grey area between her lips and nose (somewhat like a moustache) Could you suggest a treatment to remove the freckles and treat the grey area above her mouth.
I would recommend cessation of the product, as it does tend to cause moles to darken. Melanotan also tends to bring out any pre-existing pigmentation issues. The pigmentation that you described between the lips/nose is usually a result of a problem called Melasma, and this is worsened by the Melanotan.
There is no such thing as ‘safe tanning’. A tan is indicative of excessive UV exposure, which can be damaging to the skin.