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How to use Melanotan 2 step by step.

Whether you have just purchased an MT2 kit or are only considering getting it, this guide is a must-read. It covers Melanotan 2 dosage, mixing, storage and injection instructions for your risk-free tanning experience. Always follow this guide to minimise side effects and get that coveted golden look.

Melanotan 2 instructions – Getting ready

The first thing you should do is to unpack your MT2 kit. If you buy it from SureTan, you know it comes with everything you need for subcutaneous injections. Here’s what you should have in front of you for the procedure:

  • one vial of MT2
  • one vial of sterile water
  • one syringe
  • disinfecting swabs

Wash your hands and use the swabs to disinfect the surface of all vials. Make sure everything is within easy reach and proceed to mix your MT2 solution.

How do you mix MT2? VIDEO BELOW

Even if you’re new to Melanotan 2 injections,  it’s very easy to mix the solution. The process involves six steps:



  1. Grab the MT2 vial and remove the yellow cap from it.
  2. Unpack the disposable syringe.
  3. Grab the syringe and pierce the needle through the water vial stopper and position it upside down. Pull back the plunger. Once filled with 1ml of sterile water, carefully withdraw the needle from the water vial. Some people find it is easier to push the needle through the side of the water without taking the lid off.
  4. Insert it into the MT2 vial through the centre of its grey cap which was below the yellow cap (there is a circle raised top of the grey cap use this as a guide for the centre, if you feel resistance you may need to place the needle slightly off centre),  Aim  the needle part of the syringe at the side of the vial and depress the plunger slowly to fill the vial with 1ml of water. Gently remove the syringe once it’s empty (you may wish to add anther 0.25ml of water as some find this cuts down on the initial side effects)*.
  5. To ensure the Melanotan 2 is mixed with water, you can slowly roll the vial between your fingers.  Avoid shaking  your solution.

Once you have followed all Melanotan 2 instructions for mixing put the solution in your fridge MT2. You can store it there for six months, unlike the unmixed substance that you can keep in a cool dry place for a year.

*People with a low tolerance level may wish to either micro dose 0.05ml for the first 3-4 days or add double the amount of water when mixing the solution.

You should never reuse the syringe please replace the cap on the pin and discard sensibly.



How to use Melanotan 2 injections?

If you’re ready to give yourself a tanning shot, make sure you have the mixed MT2 solution, and your syringe and alcohol swabs are at hand. The injection process can also be completed in six steps:

  1. Take the mixed MT2 vial. Pierce the needle through the grey cap centre, like you did when filling the vial with water.
  2. Pull back on the plunger to fill the syringe with 0.1ml (around 10th of a syringe) of the mixed solution and withdraw the needle*.
  3. Locate the shot site in your belly area (a few centimetres away from the navel) and clean it with a swab.
  4. Pinch / nip the fatty tissue to avoid injecting Melanotan 2 into your muscle and hold it.
  5. Insert the needle into the area you hold at a 90-degree angle. Do not withdraw it until you administer the entire 0.1ml of the solution in the syringe.
  6. Use the swab to remove blood at the shot site, if any.

How much Melanotan should I inject?

Avoid going overboard with your tanning injections. Through our experience the ideal Melanotan 2 dosage is 0.1ml of the solution per day to keep side effects to a minimum

Take daily we suggest before bed (this helps you sleep through any initial side effects. After four daily MT2 shots, use a sunbed to activate the solutions. Continue taking the jabs everyday with sunbed every few days to get your perfect colour. Then take one shot per week along with one sunbed session to maintain it.

Please note if you are extremely pale skinned (type 1) you may need more than 1 vial (10 jabs) to get to your desired colour and a longer loading phase will be required before the solution becomes active.

*People with a low tolerance level may wish to either micro dose 0.05ml for the first 3-4 days or add double the amount of water when mixing the solution. However, if you do this it will take longer for the solution to become active in your system.

Please note as per our terms the above is for information purposes only