Trichotillomania & how NJ Hair Center can help.

Trichotillomania and how the NJ Hair Center can Help

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Key Takeaways:

  • Trichotillomania is often referred to as trich or hair-pulling disorder
  • Trichotillomania affects 4% of the population (that’s 312 million people)
  • The most recommended treatment addresses behavior but not any hair damage
  • The PerfectMatch Integration is a solution designed to help with trichotillomania

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.

No one knows what causes trichotillomania and because of this uncertainty, there are multiple treatments available, but none are guaranteed to work. The most recommended treatment for trich is cognitive behavior therapy. And although this therapy addresses the mental and behavioral aspect of trichotillomania, it does not address the damage that is caused to the hair.

Pulling hair from the scalp area, may cause small areas of thinning hair, uneven hair growth, bald patches, or even extensive baldness that becomes difficult to hide.

Pulling hair from the scalp area can cause thinning hair, uneven hair growth, bald patches, or even extensive baldness that becomes difficult to hide. People living with trich are also living with a collection of hats, a drawer full of headbands, or a secret stash of hair toppers and wigs; all the necessities needed to hide the damage caused by the hair-pulling. But even with these go-to cover-up options available, people still feel trapped, uncomfortable, and self-conscious about their appearance.

Unlike hair toppers and wigs, the PerfectMatch Integration solution 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 your hair needs; So get ready to sell your hat collection and toss those hairpieces out the window. The PerfectMatch Integration offers freedom, security, and confidence; all the necessities needed. Period.