A friend in our group ask:

I’m doing laser hair removal for top lip and on the consent form it asked if I did melanotan injections I said no.

How does melanotan affect laser hair removal?


Melanotan does create a tan which will compete with the hair as a target of the laser energy. The less competition for absorption of the laser light the more effective the laser hair removal is, so Melanotan will either make laser hair removal less effective or increase the risk for a burn with the laser.