Trichotillomania is an obsessive compulsive disorder that leads to the pulling of hair, TTM sufferers might pull from areas such as the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic hair or anyother type of body hair, the area of pulling can vary being a few hairs to complete bald patches. Very often people who suffer with ttm stick to one area of pulling whether this would be a certain part of the scalp, or just eyelashes/brows.
TTM in most cases can bring on feelings of guilt and embarrassement, it can be caused by stressful situations or can sometimes be an addiction, many people will notice themselves pulling subconsciously through boredom, whilst sadly for some people this can be brought on following trauma..
TTM often starts in childhood or in the teenage years, sometimes it starts whilst the child is sleeping and unknowingly pulling hair then progresses into adult life.
Whilst Hair Integration Systems and hair replacements might act as a good barrier for the urges of pulling, it is imperative to any TTM sufferer to be also having behaviour therapy such as CBT and also emotional support from friends and family .
We have had much success with our hair integration systems helping to create a barrier to pulling, and help hair to recover from sometimes years of pulling, keep a look out for our tracking photos of people successfully beating Trich, it is a hard road and creating a pulliing barrier is only one part of the process.