Skin darkening agents get a tanning from TGA
The TGA has issued an official warning against the use of injectable tanning agents that may cause darkening of moles and other side effects.
Unlicensed products, such as Melanotan, are being purchased online from overseas, but can have serious adverse effects such as darkened skin, moles and freckles, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, spontaneous erections, and flushing of the face, the regulator says in a safety advisory statement.
The products have not been approved or registered by the TGA, and are considered prescription-only medications. It is illegal to import