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Is Laser Hair Removal for the Bikini Area Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Is it allowed for a woman to remove hair from the bikini area through laser if the procedure is done by a female (Muslim) doctor?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

The basis is that this would not be permissible as it is not permitted to reveal the area between the navel and knee to even members of the same-sex. Additionally, there are methods of hair removal that one can undertake without the assistance of others, such as shaving and waxing.

It would only be permitted to undergo this treatment in medical contexts when deemed necessary. If one is genuinely unable to shave or wax such a region due to some real harm that may be caused by normal means of hair removal, one may seek out a professional for such laser treatment. It should be noted that “sensitivity” alone is not a sufficient reason unless it is a of a type that causes real harm as opposed to mere discomfort or some temporal pain. This is particularly the case when one can lessen the immediate discomfort through creams, taking pauses when shaving etc.

Salman

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Is it Permissible To Use Permanent Hair Removal Systems?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: Is it permissible in Islam to use permanent hair removal systems ( e.g. laser ) ? Can men use hair removal creams rather than shave?
Answer: assalamu `alaykum
Yes, it is permissible to use permanent hair removal systems. It is also permissible for men to remove unwanted hair through the usage of creams. For more on this, please see:
Is Laser Hair Removal Allowed?
Removing Chest & Pubic Hair
Salman
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Is Laser Hair Removal Allowed?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool
Question: assalamu alaykum.
1 – Is it haram to have laser hair removal done?
2 – If it is not haram, is there any places which should be left alone e.g. I know women are not allowed to laser their eyebrows, and men are not allowed to laser their beards. Apart from these two areas where else is forbidden?
Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah,
Yes, laser hair removal is allowed.
Apart from eyebrows and beard for men, only those places that require uncovering of one’s nakedness would be prohibited; so if it doesn’t require one to expose one’s nakedness, it is permissible to do laser hair removal there.
wasalaam,
Shaista Maqbool
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