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Is BOTOX permitted to use for cosmetic purposes


Is BOTOX permitted to use for cosmetic purposes e.g. to remove wrinkles on the face etc. The treatment involves injecting the BOTOX in to the affected area of the skin?


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Research shows that the said BOTOX contains human albumin (source: US Food and Drug Administration) therefore it is not permitted to use merely for cosmetic purposes.

However, if a person is prescribed the said BOTOX for medical treatment of an illness and not just for cosmetic purposes, then there is scope for its usage in this situation, under the dispensation given for medical treatment using impermissible substances بالمحرم ) تداوي ) when a suitable alternative is not available.

Islamic reference

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Answered by FCB Fatwa Department