Trichotillomania is a serious mental condition with varying levels of severity. A patient suffering from trichotillomania will feel the need or even have an overwhelming urge to pull their hair out from their scalp, eyebrows, or other places. The act of pulling one’s hair out is perceived as satisfying and can be very hard for people suffering from this condition to resist the urge. Often times, individuals with trichotillomania go years without treatment, continuing the habit until patchy baldness occurs on their scalp. If you or someone you know is suffering from this issue, it is important to seek immediate professional help to ensure that wellness and mental health are treated. After doing so, several highly effective treatments, such as SmartGraft FUE hair transplant surgery at The Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX, to reverse the hair loss and restore your appearance. Schedule a consultation with Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Nikko to learn more about trichotillomania and hair restoration options.
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Causes of Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania’s exact cause is unknown, doctors suspect it is likely due to a number of environmental and genetic factors. However, there are certain factors and events that can serve as triggers or cause one to act on their desire to pull out their hair. Some of these include, stress, fatigue, negative emotions or feelings, anxiety, etc. The pulling out of one’s hair can be seen as a way to relieve some of these pressures and act out on these negative emotions.
There are numerous types of therapies that are offered to combat and resist the urges caused by trichotillomania. Seeking a mental health specialist will be the best and most proactive way to jumpstart the recovery process. To restore the hair loss associated with this condition, Dr. Nikko and his team offer excellent FUE robotic hair restoration surgery with the innovative SmartGraft system that offers natural results and a faster recovery time.