Trichotillomania and Hair Replacement Solutions

woman getting her hair cutTrichotillomania is a condition marked by a compulsion to pull out the hair on ones scalp, as well as eyebrows and eyelashes. This neurological disorder affects two to four percent of the population and is embarrassing and upsetting to those who suffer from it. While there is no cure for the disorder, treatment options are available and many people learn to stop or control their urges over time. While you are learning to cope with trichotillomania, hair replacement systems are a great option to feel confident and comfortable in public.

Often developed during adolescence, trichotillomania can affect people of all ages. The number of adolescent cases is almost even between girls and boys, but 80 to 90 percent of reported adult cases are women. While some individuals are aware of their hair pulling actions, others don’t even notice they are doing it.

While doctors are not certain what the cause of this biological brain condition is, they do think it may be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Resisting hair-pulling urges can be very difficult, but the condition can be overcome. Cognitive behavioral therapy is frequently used to help individuals recognize their hair pulling urges and change or eliminate the triggers that cause them. Medication can be prescribed as well, but treatment varies on an individual basis.

The bald spots and thin hair that accompany trichotillomania can be embarrassing and difficult for both children and adults to deal with – which is where Stylistics comes in. Our hair salon offers a variety of hair replacement solutions, including wigs and extensions, to help you look and feel your best. With a variety of options to fit all lifestyles, as well as private rooms for your appointment, we are happy to help you find the perfect fit!

Contact us at 602-234-3381 to learn more and to set up a free one-on-one consultation.  To learn more about trichotillomania, visit the Trichotillomania Learning Center and Teens Health.