Is PRP treatment permissible to enhance ones beauty?

Q. Is PRP treatment permissible to enhance ones beauty?

A. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment entails drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, just like a routine blood test. Once the blood is drawn, it is then placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge is a machine that spins the blood at high speeds in order to separate the blood into red blood cells and concentrated platelets. Once the blood is separated, the red blood cells are discarded, and the concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) remain which is injected back into the patient. PRP is used to accelerate healing; repair tendons, ligaments and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone amongst other benefits.

In terms of Shariah, it will not be permissible to undergo PRP treatment for cosmetic reasons or for beautification purposes. This is because blood extracted from one’s body is impure (Najis) and to inject an impure substance into one’s body is impermissible for such purposes.

The use of PRP treatment due to medical need and necessity is an exclusion to the rule and a separate issue (Shaami 5/228-Jadeed Fiqhi Masaail 1/216-217-218)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa