What is Trichotillomnia?

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : All | Author: John Kahen

People with Trichotillomania pull hair out at the root from places like the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or pubic area. There are cases that are so severe which leave these people with bald patches on the scalp or eyebrows. It may be hard to understand why someone would pull their own hair or eyelashes out, or why they wouldn't just stop. But Trichotilomania isn't just an ordinary habit that a person can easily stop. It's a medical condition. It is very much like a compulsive disorder (OCD). This mean that people with the condition feel like an overwhelming urge to pull their hair. People with Trichotillomania also may have other compulsive habits, such as nail biting or skin picking. Some people with Trichotillomania also have problems like depression, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorders. Compulsive behaviors like Trichtillomania can sometimes run in families. People with this disorder have a serious medical condition. Overcoming hair pulling urges may involve talk therapy, medication or a combination of both. The person learns ways to resist the urge so that it eventually grows weaker and then goes away. A therapist can also help a person regain confidence and self-esteem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! FUT hair restoration procedure is performed under local anesthesia similar. We give oral anti-anxiety medication such as Valium or Xanax if desired.

The FUT procedure is performed under local anesthesia with little to no discomfort.

The number of grafts each patient needs depends on their personal hair goals. During the consultation we’ll be able to see how many grafts are needed for your FUT procedure.

The FUT procedure will take approximately four to seven hours depending on the size of the session. During this time patients are more than welcomed to take breaks. We take multiple breaks and provide lunch.

You may use a hat a day after the FUT procedure. Wash the scalp 2-3 days after the procedure. No heavy lifting for a week. Ten days after the FUT procedure we’ll inspect the incision and grafting area to make sure the healing process is advancing properl

The same way we can’t predict how many grafts a patient will need, we can’t predict how much a FUT procedure will cost. BHHR takes pride in customizing treatment plans and that includes the costing.

The FUT procedure can be paid with cash, bank check, credit card, or financing plans. We accept Lending Club and Care Credit both offer financing. Zero % percentage financing is also available.