Trichotillomania in New York.
Trichotillomania is a disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out one’s own body hair.
Trichotillomania (TTM or Trich) the hair pulling disorder, is characterized by the repetitive pulling out of your hair leaving you with large bald spots on your head.
Trichotillomania is one of a group of behaviors known as body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), self-grooming behaviors in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their hair. These urges involve pulling out hair from the scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of the body.
About 1 or 2 in 50 people experience trichotillomania in their lifetime.
Trich Symptoms include compulsive hair pulling and hair loss, such as bald patches on the scalp. Social and work functioning may be affected as expected.
Trichotillomania in New York usually begins in late childhood or early puberty. In childhood, it occurs about equally in boys and girls, but by adulthood, 80-90% of reported cases are women. Hair pulling varies greatly in its severity, location on the body, and response to treatment.
Trichotillomania Hair Loss Solutions.
For some people, trichotillomania is just a mild problem, merely a frustration. But for many, shame and embarrassment about hair pulling causes painful isolation and results in a great deal of emotional distress, placing them at risk for a co-occurring psychiatric disorder, such as a mood or anxiety disorder. Without treatment, Trichotillomania tends to be a chronic condition; that may come and go throughout one’s lifetime.
We have Trichotillomania Hair Loss Solutions to help cover your bald areas of your head, where your hair pulling has taken an effect. We can fit you with a wig, a clip-in topper, or a bonded topper.
Long Hair Bonding
A bonded customized Hair Topper is a great option and can blend and cover these bald patches while you are in your hair regrowth phase. Long Hair Bonding is a service in which a topper is bonded over the hair and scalp for a period of 4-5 weeks. The bonded topper can offer interruption to the pulling. In combination with talk therapy with a licensed therapist, Trichotillomania can be managed, and hair can start to regrow.
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