Before you can take the necessary steps toward hair restoration, it’s important to determine all the potential causes for your hair loss. Trichotillomania is a hair-pulling disorder, but the extent of the hair pulling varies from person to person. Trichotillomania can involve hair pulling from the scalp, eyebrows, arms, pubic area and legs. This hair pulling can lead to hair being pulled out, causing bald patches to develop on the scalp. For some people, they’re unaware that they’re pulling their hair, and treatment is manageable. For others, the urges are too strong to overlook.
Although the awareness of trichotillomania is growing the classification and definition are still constantly evolving as industry experts continue to understand and learn more about trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is categorized as a BFRB (body focused repetitive behavior) which means that it’s specifically, consistently, and compulsively damaging to the body.
Things such as nail biting and skin picking also fall into this category.
Trichotillomania Does Not Discriminate
Tric can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or background.According to trich.org, preliminary evidence indicates that Trich is a neuro-biological disorder and that genetics plays a role in its development. This self-soothing mechanism is known to be triggered by simple sensory events or stress events. In the United States 2 to 4 percent of the population has Trichotillomania.
What Solutions Are There Available For Trichotillomania?
Research on treatment of trichotillomania is limited. However, some treatment options have helped many people reduce their hair pulling or stop entirely. According to Mayo clinic there are types of therapy that may be helpful for trichotillomania which includes:
- Habit reversal training
- Cognitive therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
In addition to therapy, there are hair loss centers that have experience working with women, men and children affected by Trichotillomania. Fortunately hair loss specialists have noticed that people with this condition can benefit from advanced hair loss solutions, which are comfortable and realistic. If you are suffering from Trichotillomania using a trichotillomania wig can help you mask compulsive hair pulling and boost your self-confidence. Custom hair replacement systems combine the latest, advanced hair treatment technology and custom-made wigs. This gives you the most comfortable and realistic hair replacement solution.