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Trichotillomania Of The Eyebrows – How Microblading Can Help

by | May 21, 2021

Microblading, a semi-permanent makeup technique, has become a popular brow treatment option for defining and shaping eyebrows. But there’s more to this treatment than simply enhancing physical features. In fact, it can be an extremely beneficial treatment for those who suffer from the condition Trichotillomania. Here’s everything you need to know about Microblading and Trichotillomania of the eyebrows.


Trichotillomania is a compulsive hair-pulling disorder where a person suffers from irresistible urges to pull out their hair, either from their scalp, eyebrows or other areas of the body. It is a mental disorder classified under Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Hair pulling can result in either complete or partial removal of the eyebrows, or noticeable hair loss. For some, this disorder may not seem serious, however, Trichotillomania can have a major impact on a person’s everyday life and self-confidence. It’s not uncommon for people to feel embarrassed or anxious about their condition, and even avoid social situations. Physically, constant hair pulling can permanently affect hair growth and can also cause scarring.


While the causes of Trichotillomania are still unclear, it is believed that the following factors may increase the risk of this condition:

  • A way of dealing with stress of anxiety
  • Other disorders or compulsive habits such as OCD
  • The relief and satisfaction of pulling the hair
  • A potential genetic condition passed on from first-degree relatives


Microblading is the ideal treatment for anyone suffering from Trichotillomania of the eyebrows. Using semi-permanent pigment and a thin blade to create fine, realistic hair strokes just under the skin, this brow treatment can help you achieve natural-looking, full brows. It is important to note that Microblading is nothing like getting a tattoo. The blade is significantly thiner than needles used for tattoos, and the semi-permanent pigment allows you to have realistic-looking brows that don’t wash off. As this is not a permanent brow solution, the colour will fade within 18 months.

The entire treatment process takes roughly 2 hours, with no down time, and a touch up roughly 1 to 3 months after the initial treatment. Before commencing, our brow specialists will discuss with you the best brow shape and colour to suit your face and hair colour. To keep discomfort to a minimum, we will apply a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment.


Keen to try our microblading treatment? Our team is dedicated to making you feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire brow procedure. Simply Laser’s brow specialists can help any person struggling with Trichotillomania to achieve full, beautiful eyebrows. Please get in touch to organise a consultation appointment.

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