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The Barbie drug (Melanotan) and dermarolling?
« on: April 13, 2010, 02:22:59 PM »
Hi Sarah!

Is it safe to use the dermaroller while taking (the barbie drug) Melanotan?

Melanotan pigments the skin from within, could it be possible if you have stretch marks that they will get some color and be less noticible? Or could they become overpigmented and MORE prominent?

Please help!

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The Barbie drug (Melanotan) and dermarolling?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 05:54:11 PM »
Our pituitary gland produces MSH – melanocyte-stimulating hormone. This hormone stimulates melanocytes in the skin to produce and release a pigment called melanin (that's how we get tanned).

  Melanotan (the so called "Barbie drug") is a synthetic form of this hormone. Melanotan (it hasn't been approved yet) will make your skin tanned (without the need for sun exposure).
   

I think you can safely roll when using melanotan, but since it hasn't been officially approved, I can't on the record recommend using this hormone at home.


  Concerning its effect on stretch marks:


  The reason why stretch marks (and other scars) do not tan or won't tan much is because scar tissue usually doesn't contain melanocytes (you might achieve melanocyte production in stretchmarks by needling).
   

  Melanotan will likely increase the contrast between the white stretchmarks and the skin because the skin will get tanned while the stretchmarks will not - or not as much as the surrounding skin (unless they contain melanocytes).
   

  If sun exposure makes the contrast between your stretchmarks and the surrounding skin more prominent then melanotan will very likely do the same.