Trichotillomania & how NJ Hair Center can help.

Trichotillomania and how the NJ Hair Center can Help

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Key Takeaways:

  • Often referred to as trich or the hair-pulling disorder
  • Trichotillomania affects 312 million people
  • The most recommended treatment addresses behavior, but it does not address any hair damage
  • Our PerfectMatch is a non-surgical solution

Trichotillomania is the most common disorder that no one’s ever heard of. While affecting 4% of the population (that’s 312 million people), it is rarely ever seen or talked about. Also referred to as trich or hair-pulling disorder, trichotillomania is defined as the recurring impulse to pull out one’s hair, most commonly from the scalp, eyelashes or eyebrow area.


Trichotillomania is part of a group of behavioral disorders known as body-focused repetitive behaviors or BFRBs, in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their hair, skin, or nails, resulting in damage to the body.
Pulling hair from the scalp can result in small areas of thinning hair, uneven hair growth, bald patches, or extensive baldness that is difficult to hide.

Trichotillomania is the most common disorder that no one’s ever heard of. While affecting 4% of the population (that’s 312 million people), it is rarely ever seen or talked about.

No one knows what causes trich and because of this uncertainty, there are multiple treatment options, but none are guaranteed to work. The most recommended treatment for trichotillomania is behavior therapy. Although this treatment addresses the mental aspect of trich, it does not address any hair damage that was done or any that will occur during or after treatment.

Our PerfectMatch is a non-surgical solution that is designed to help with trichotillomania. By blending hair throughout the pulled out or uneven areas, we provide the proper coverage, thickness, and length that is needed. We believe in keeping our customer’s hair healthy, so we don’t use any glues or mask their scalp, allowing their hair to breathe, move freely, and continue to grow.

Our PerfectMatch provides protection to the scalp and allows regrowth to occur in the damaged areas; it can also act as a deterrent to pulling because it does not give the same hair-pulling sensation. Our PerfectMatch not only gives our customer’s their hair back, but it provides them with the feeling of security, hope, and confidence.Trichotillomania is part of a group of behavioral disorders known as body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their hair, skin, or nails, resulting in damage to the body. Hair-pulling can result in small areas of thinning hair, uneven hair growth, bald patches, or extensive baldness that is difficult to hide. No one knows what causes trichotillomania.