Trichotillomania, sometimes referred to as ‘trich’, is a compulsive behavior characterized by the recurring urge to pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or the body. Some people with trichotillomania pull enough hair to create bald spots on their heads. Others may be missing eyebrows, eyelashes, or body hair.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and certain medications may amplify the hair pulling episodes. Hair loss from trichotillomania can cause shame as efforts to ‘just stop pulling’ seem unsuccessful.
Trichotillomania hair loss is often covered up as or camouflaged. Some may cover missing eyelashes by wearing false lashes, applying heavy makeup, or trying a permanent makeup solution. Bald patches may be covered using custom wigs or custom extensions. Read more about custom hairpieces. While no single treatment works for everyone, some individuals have reduced hair pulling through the addition of eyelash extensions applied to the eyelashes that have re-grown, and by wearing hair extensions above the missing patch of hair.
Platinum Hair Solutions (PHS) is familiar with the effects of hair pulling and has welcomed several clients with trichotillomania. They understand the emotional issues of hair loss and have a desire to help others and give a sense of hope, acceptance and optimistic view on life ahead.
PHS has assisted many patients regain their self-esteem by counseling them and providing them with beautiful hair systems, which in turn allow them to reintegrate into society and expedite their cures.
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