Q. Is it permissible to undergo a Microneedling procedure?
A. Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), involves using a tool called a dermapen with tiny needles at the end that make little holes or needle pricks in the top layers of skin. Another method of microneedling uses a dermaroller which looks like a miniature paint roller with lots of tiny needles that is gently rolled in different directions over the surface of skin to achieve the same effect. The benefits are two-fold:
1) The little holes from the needles create “micro channels” that allow skincare products to penetrate and absorb into the deeper layers of skin to deliver more powerful results.
2) These tiny pinpricks act as a bunch of mini injuries, which kick skin into healing mode, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. This process plumps skin and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and pores.
In terms of Shariah, it will be permissible to undergo a microneedling procedure if it does not involve the usage of impermissible substances, nor does it aim to alter ones physical features, or harm ones health.
In doing so, one should seek professional advice prior to adopting such methods.
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa