Coping with Trichotillomania – how scalp micropigmentation can help
It’s not entirely clear what causes trichotillomania, but it has been connected to stress, obsessive compulsive behaviour (OCD), changes in hormone levels and as a reaction to emotional trauma.
The condition is usually treated by a form of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) called habit reversal training. This treats the sufferer to replace this ‘bad habit’ with a less harmful one.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone else suffering with on obsessive hair pulling disorder such as trichotillomania, please contact your doctor in the first instance.
Scalp Micropigmentation after Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania can cause permanent damage to hair follicles, due to the repeated pulling out of hair. These damaged hair follicles may either regrow very slowly or not at all, leaving bald patches on the scalp. This can leave the sufferer with low esteem and confidence issues.
Scalp micropigmentation is not just a hair tattoo. It is an effective method of replicating hair follicles that match your natural pigments and disguise bald patches or give the effect of a shaved head. The treatment also will not affect any hair regrowth that you may have.
Micropigmentation for facial trichotillomania
If trichotillomania affects your beard, we can use micropigmentation to ‘fill in’ any patches, producing an almost undetectable natural looking result.
How we can help
We’ve had some great results with scalp micropigmentation following trichotillomania hair loss, take a look at our gallery for before and after photos.
If you’re suffering with hair loss from trichotillomania and considering scalp micropigmentation, try our FAQs or get in touch with us today. We’re happy to have a no obligation conversation to answer any questions you have.