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Young Guy Says Doctors Called Him An 'Idiot' After Tanning Injections Basically Ruined His Skin

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Tanning injections, or the process of injecting melanotan into the skin in order for it to produce more melanin, is a dangerous process that can take a serious toll on the skin and the health of the taker.

Besides artificial simulation of melanin, which can produce melanoma in the user, tanning injections have a number of problematic social and physical side-effects. Dermatologists warn that the injection can cause infection, kidney failure, skin cancer, and erectile dysfunction.

Some people choose to go through with the procedure anyway.

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TikToker @dylanwright4 revealed a picture of himself from 2014 wherein he'd used tanning injections.

The result was questionable. “It is so bad, I want to give you a zero," echoes Tyra Banks' voice from America's Next Top Model in the background.

"But that’s not possible, so I give you a one.”

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Dylan Wright said that his skin was never the same after the injections.

“The doctors called me an idiot and told me it’s a side effect from the drug, but now I’m stuck with [freckles],” he said.

“I’ve got freckles like I’m in my 50s or 60s. It feels like my skin’s aged.”



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Wright spent most of his time commenting on replies to the video, assuring people that getting the injections was not worth it.

“It was so embarrassing. People staring, like I had something severely wrong with me! The bleached hair didn’t help. I looked like a pint of Guinness!”


Wright said that he hopes others learn from his mistake and don't get tanning injections--he doesn't want anybody's skin becoming as damaged as his.