What is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder where an individual experiences a recurring urge to pull hair from their body.  Common places they pull from are the scalp, eyebrows and lashes. Some even pull from other areas of the body. 

How can Trichotillomania be treated?

Therapy is an important part of treatment and professional such as a physician or licensed therapist can assist a person with coming up with the proper treatment plan for them.

What are some complications of Trichotillomania?

When a person suffers from Trichotillomania, they not only have to deal with the emotional triggers of the disorder, but usually their physical appearance suffers which only complicates matters.  When their impulses go unmanaged, they can suffer from permanent hair loss over time by causing damage to their skin and or hair follicles.

What someone do to cover bald areas due to Trichotillomania?

The best solution to cover an area affected by Trichotillomania can vary from person to person.  Typically some type of enhancement can be used to cover an area. These enhancements can be toupees, toppers, closures, frontals, wigs, and more depending on the area that needs to be covered.

A custom hairpiece was made by Brittiny to help our guest suffering from Trichotillomania.  It covered her thin areas and blended in with the rest of her hair. If you are looking for a hair loss solution while working towards managing your impulse to pull, schedule a consultation with us.



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Trichotillomania Topper Blended with Natural Hair

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