Implant Gets You Tan Without the Sun or Tanning Bed
August 29, 2011 | In: Tid Bits and News
Wow, this is almost Gattaca level but without all the Brave New World applications.
Say hello to your new way to get a nice, bronze tan, without the use of a tanning bed or even the sun. It’s an implant the size of a grain of rice that would deliver you a three-month tan without having to sit under the harmful UV rays of the sun.
This implant will find its home right under your skin, where it will deliver a three-month tan without having to use sunbeds. Being no larger than a single grain of rice, this particular implant will stimulate the production of melanin, which is the naturally occurring pigment that controls the skin’s color, alongside the amount of UV radiation that is absorbed.
This is pretty amazing, although of course further testing should be done to ensure health and the risks associated with this creative piece of science. But still, this would be a great step forward into eliminating tanning beds for good and now you won’t even have to worry about evenly spreading your orange fake tan lotion, it’s a win-win!