Tiny implant may prevent skin cancer, give you a safe tan
Scientists have developed a hormone-releasing implant thatÂ protect’s the skin from cancer while producing a safe tan.
Users of Scenesse get a bronzed glow without burning within two days â€” and the effect lasts for two months.
Clinuvel insists that it is for medical use and is not intended for cosmetic tanning.
The implant, the size of a grain of rice, is surgically placed just above the hip,Â then releases an artificial version of a hormone needed for tanning.
This tricks the body into thinking it has been exposed to the sun’sÂ raysÂ and triggers a reaction, which forms a protective barrier beneath the skin.
As well as providing defence againstÂ skin cancer, it will help people who suffer severeÂ allergicÂ reactions to sunlight.