Riviera Hair Replacement Helps People With Hair Loss From Trichotillomania

We Have Hair Replacement Solutions For People When Trichotillomania
Results in Hair Loss

At Riviera Hair Replacement, we work with clients across Long Island who are experiencing hair loss and thinning. If you have been living with Trichotillomania, Riviera can design and create a hair replacement solution to help you look great and feel confident.

Let Riviera Hair Replacement help restore you with a beautiful head of hair. All you have to do is call 516-364-0110 to schedule your free Long Island hair replacement consultation.

What is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania is a hair-pulling disorder. The Mayo Clinic defines trichotillomania as a “disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.” Trichotillomania is part of a group of disorders referred to as “body-focused repetitive behaviors.”

Estimates show that up to 3.5% of the population (millions of people!) in the US meet the clinical criteria for trichotillomania – meaning they have noticeable, obvious areas of substantial hair loss at the sites where the hair-pulling occurs. Millions of others experience a milder form of trichotillomania, which can result in hair thinning or smaller, less noticeable hair loss.

Trichotillomania is a chronic disorder with symptoms that can vary in severity over short or long periods of time, especially for women. For most people, trichotillomania is not something that will resolve on its own. Unfortunately, many individuals who experience trichotillomania feel ashamed or embarrassed and reluctant to seek medical or therapeutic treatment.

What are the Symptoms of Trichotillomania?

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs of trichotillomania might include:

  • Repeatedly pulling out your hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or eyelashes.
  • Increased feelings of tension before pulling or when you try not to pull
  • Pleasure or relief after you pull your hair
  • Noticeable hair loss or thinning
  • Rituals or patterns surrounding hair-pulling
  • Biting, chewing, or playing with hair that has been pulled
  • Trying to stop pulling your hair or doing so with less frequency with no success
  • Distress in social, academic, or work situations that are related to your hair-pulling

Hair-pulling can be focused and/or automatic. It can also, depending on the person, be a way to deal with negative emotions or a method to evoke positive and pleasurable feelings.

What Happens When You Experience Hair Loss And Hair Thinning from Trichotillomania?

Whether you experience hair loss from trichotillomania, chemotherapy, or pattern baldness, the physical effects are obvious: You might have thinner hair, a receding hairline, or some patches of hair loss.

Hair loss that occurs for any reason can also result in a variety of emotional complications. You might feel self-conscious about your thinning hair, worrying that you look “old” or “sick.”

For many people who experience hair loss related to trichotillomania, there can be an added depth of emotional distress that might occur. Many individuals with trichotillomania experience deep shame, embarrassment, and depression, and struggle with their self-esteem. Complications from trichotillomania can negatively impact someone’s personal and professional life as they struggle with this disorder.

Treating Trichotillomania Can Help Stop or Slow Hair Loss

The good news is that with medical and therapeutic intervention, you can take steps to overcome trichotillomania.

There are currently no medications approved specifically to treat trichotillomania. However, there may be some medications that doctors might use to help with some underlying or associated conditions. For example, some people with trichotillomania might benefit from antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications.

Therapy is usually recommended to treat trichotillomania and any depression, substance abuse, or anxiety that might also exist. Habit reversal therapy is the most commonly used type of therapy to help with trichotillomania. Cognitive therapy or commitment therapy might also be invoked.

Riviera Hair Replacement Can Help Restore Your Hair When Trichotillomania Results in Hair Loss

If you are experiencing trichotillomania, you don’t have to be embarrassed or ashamed. You are not alone. Millions of people know how you feel and what you are going through.

At Riviera, our professional hair replacement consultants can help people on Long Island with trichotillomania restore their hair, helping them on their journey to overcome this condition. We work closely and discreetly with our clients to ensure we meet their hair replacement goals and send them home looking and feeling confident. We want to do this for you.

Get started (or continue) on your road to victory over trichotillomania by meeting with our hair replacement professionals to find the hair replacement solution that is right for you.

Call Riviera Hair Replacement today at 516-364-0110 to schedule a free hair replacement evaluation on Long Island.