Trichotillomania – Compulsive Hair Pulling

Do you pull your hair? Are you getting worried?

Raleigh Hair Concepts can help. Joseph has been dealing with his own hair loss for decades, and he knows the impact is the same no matter what the cause. Trichotillomania can feel like a vicious cycle where hair pulling makes you feel bad and feeling bad leads to hair pulling.

We're here to help you break the cycle. Since Trichotillomania is a neurological disorder, we can't get to the bottom of the cause. What we can do is lessen the impact so that you feel better about how you look. Feeling better from day to day is a great place to start, no matter how hard it is for you to stop pulling. Using hair enhancements, we can give you a full head of beautiful hair that keeps your pulled patches private.
If Trichotillomania is causing you stress, frustration, or just plain bad hair days, visit us at Raleigh Hair Concepts. Your consultation will open the door to quick relief and lasting results.

Understanding Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is often misunderstood. Even the word encourages misconceptions. Derived from the Greek words for "hair", "pull", and "mania" or "frenzy," the name for chronic hair pulling sends an unfortunate message. Joseph understands what Trichotillomania is all about and that no one would choose to pull their hair compulsively.

Trichotillomania is characterized in the DSM III as an impulse-control disorder. However, it may more closely resemble the family of body-focused repetitive behaviors, which includes nail biting and skin picking. Some people with trich don't even realize they're pulling their hair, while for others the urge can be so distracting that they can't think about anything else.

Quick Facts

  • Trichotillomania is a neurological disorder, not just a bad habit.
  • 2-4% of the population may suffer from chronic hair pulling. That's 8 million people in the U.S. alone.
  • Many different treatments are available, and treatment outcomes are good when appropriately accessed.
  • The average age of onset is 12 to 13 years old.