Trichotillomania and Permanent Cosmetics

Trichotillomania (pronounced /ˌtrɪkəˌtɪləˈmeɪniə/ trikətiləmay-neeə, also known as trichotillosis) is the compulsive urge to pull out one’s own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional impairment. It is classified as an impulsive control disorder and is often chronic and difficult to treat..

In my practice, I have had the privilege of working with some amazing women who happen to have this disorder.  Some mild, some severe..Cosmetic tattooing can help by adding color to lashes and eyebrows even though the hair follicle has been damaged and new hair often never grows back… A heartfelt “thanks” to my client, Gwen for the use of her photograph..

Eyes and lashes AFTER permanent makeup.. The lashes appear fuller with the illusion of color..


Eyes and lashes BEFORE permanent makeup.. Notice the gaps between the hairs from years of pulling the lashes