Female hair loss can be caused by a wide range of factors. One of the most perplexing is trichotillomania. Trichotillomania, also known as trich, is a body-focused repetitive behavior classified as an impulse control disorder which involves pulling out one's hair. Hair pulling may occur in any region of the body in which hair grows, but the most common sites are the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids.
Occurring more frequently in females, it is estimated that 1-2% of adults and adolescents suffer from trichotillomania. In general, trichotillomania is a chronic condition that will come and go throughout an individual’s life if the disorder is not properly treated. In some cases, the disorder may come and go for weeks, months, or years at a time.
Fortunately, if you suffer with this disorder, we are gratified to say that at Advanced Hair Solutions we have a number of hair loss treatments available. In some cases, we have found that laser hair therapy can stimulate new growth. If your hair loss is more advanced, or you want a more prompt solution, extensions, toppers, or custom hair systems can offer a great way to look good and reduce the stress of changes in your appearance.
Trichotillomania is a challenging disorder to live with—but with the proper professional care, it can be managed. And with help from the right hair loss specialists, be reassured that you can look and feel really attractive. That’s something we are passionate about at Advanced Hair Solutions.