Melanotan 2 Tanning Injections Tutorial


Do NOT use while pregnant or breast feeding. Not enough is known about the use of melanotan-II during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Avoid use if you have melanocytic naevi (skin moles).

  • Darkened skin
  • Increased libido
  • Weight loss
  • Darkening of moles and freckles
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp
  • Decreased appetite
  • Flushing

And other side effects.


1. Mixing (reconstitution) of melanotan 2
2. Calculate dosage and frequency of melanotan 2.
3. Administer.
4. Storage.

Side effects of Melanotan 2

When reconstituting MTII only use sterile water for injections or Bacteriostatic water.

Please do not confuse:
Milligrams (MGS) = solid
Millilitres (MLS) = liquid

Please make sure that you do this in a clean environment to reduce the risk of contamination.
• Snap of off the red plastic lid of your melanotan II vial.

remove red plastic lid of your melanotan II vial
After you have taken the lid off the vial you need to open your ampoule of sterile water that has been provided. Using the blue dot as a weak spot snap off the top, It should break easily. Please watch this video on how to open an ampoule safely. You can also use Bacteriostatic water. NEVER use tap or bottled water.
blue dot as a weak spot snap off the top
break the blue dot part of ampoule
• The objective is to add all of the water from the ampoule till the vial of Melanotan white powder. While taking precaution, insert the needle into your ampoule of sterile water for injections, draw back on the syringe and allow it to fill to the maximum reading of 1ML.
draw 1 ml sterile water

• We are now ready to insert the sterile water into the peptide vial of melanotan 2. Take your peptide vial, and insert the syringe through the center ring of the grey rubber stopper at enough of an angle so that once the needle penetrates the rubber and it is angled towards the side of the vial.
• Slowly push down on the plunger allowing the sterile water to enter down the sides of the vial and into the solution. Take your time doing this, as there is no rush.
• Repeat for the remainder of sterile water (2ML). Once all of the sterile water is added to the vial, remove the syringe and gently and roll the vial between your index finger and thumb. Allowing the powder to dissolve into the sterile water, do not shake.

Adding water to vial
taking premixed melanotan from vial

• Once the proper amount is added, place the safety cap back on your syringe.
• Store reconstituted product in fridge.

There are plenty of resources online, key search terms would be:
• How to open an ampoule.
• How to mix peptides.
• How to reconstitute melanotan 2.

Alternatively you can buy your melanotan premixed here.

2. Calculate Dosage And Frequency Of Melanotan 2

This is an overly debated part of the process, which is actually quite simple.

There will be a minimum of 10 doses or a recommended 20 doses in a vail.

Understanding the syringe:
The syringe is the same type that is used by diabetics and is often called an insulin syringe.
The syringe holds a total volume of 1ml solution and is incremented in IU (international units).
There is a total of 100 IU = 1 ML in a full syringe


Working on the assumption that you have reconstituted with the full 2ml of sterile water (syringe filled twice)

Recommended 0.5mg Dosage = 10 IU (international units) = 20 shots per vial.
Maximum 1mg Dosage  = 20IU (international units) = 10 shots per vial.

More is not better….Never use more than 1mg dosage.
Think of your body like a sponge it can only absorb so much.
If you have followed this tutorial the image below shows the normal 0.5mg dose (10 IU) 0.1 mark on the syringe.

0.1 mark on needle syringe


The loading phase: 
This phase is until you achieve your desired skin tone.

Take one dose per day or every other day. For optimal results (although not necessary) get UV exposure within 8 hours of dosing, if you suffer with nausea associated with using melanotan dose before bed as to avoid the feeling. Don’t worry about this feeling as it will usually dissipate after around a week of use alternatively you can lower your dosage. For most people around 1-2 vials is enough to achieve their desired skin tone, however people with fair skin, red hair may take a lot longer.

Maintenance phase:
This phase is used to maintain your skin pigmentation. Use the same dose that you preferred during the loading phase, only with less frequency, once or twice a week is normal maintenance but some require Jabs less frequent.

Both phases should be done in conjunction with regular UV exposure i.e. sun bed session 1-2 times a week.


A very common question is how long will it take for me to develop a deep lasting tan?

The good news is that most people only need 1-2 vials, it varies from person to person and has a few determining factors, the main one being natural skin tone/tanning ability. Regardless of your natural skin tone you will still see fabulous results.

Use the Fitzpatrick skin chart determine which type you are:

Skin type 1 = 30-50MGS (3-5 vials)

Skin type 2 = 20-30MGS (2-3 vials)

Skin type 3 = 10-20MGS (1-2 vials)

Skin type 4-6 = 10MGS (1 vial)

Melanotan can be used to mask skin conditions such as Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Rosaccea by partially or totally masking their condition.

SKin type

3. Administer


The injection is administered subcutaneous (sub-Q) the same as an insulin injection.

Again there are many resources on the internet on how to administer a subcutaneous injection.

  • Wash your hands.
    • Wipe the top of the premixed melanotan 2 with the alcohol wipe and leave to dry.
    • Choose the injection site for this dose.
    • Insert the needle into the grey rubber top of the bottle at an angle of 90°.
    • Pull back the plunger and draw up the required dosage (10IU).
    • Remove the needle from the vial.
    • Holding the needle upwards, tap the syringe gently to move any air bubbles towards the needle.
    • Push the plunger gently to remove any excess air.
    • Pinch an inch of fatty tissue around the midsection between your thumb and index finger.
    • Holding the needle at a 90º or 45° angle , insert the needle into the skin fold.
    • Continue to hold the skin and push the syringe plunger to inject the medicine while counting to 10 slowly.
    • Remove the needle from the skin and let go of the skin fold.
Areas of the body where to inject Melanotan

4. Storage

The original freeze dried powder (unmixed) should be stored in the freezer, Once reconstituted the solution should be stored between 2-8◦c in a cool dry place, ideally the fridge.