When filling out our health form for permanent cosmetics, many people ask us what Trichotillomania and Alopecia are as these two conditions are listed on our form.

Trichotillomania is a condition that is characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair, leading to hair loss and balding, distress and social or functional impairment. Often times people develop obsessive compulsive disorders such as chewing their nails, washing their hands more frequently than necessary and also pulling out their hair, including their brows or lashes. This can have a devastating effect on the person’s self-esteem.

Alopecia is another disorder that is often known as spot baldness. It’s an autoimmune disease in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp due to the body’s failure to recognize its own body cells and subsequent destruction of its own tissue as if it were an invader. Hair loss can also occur at the lash line and with the eyebrows, leaving people to feel very self-conscious of their appearance.

Permanent makeup can really help people with these hair loss conditions to feel more complete when it comes to their lash line and their brows. The brows really give structure to the face and when they are no longer present, self-image can suffer. Beautiful You Permanent Cosmetics works with its clients to provide the most natural looking permanent makeup. Most people can’t even tell that they are seeing permanent makeup and not the person’s own hair. Many colors and shades are available. And if and when the lashes and brows return, the permanent cosmetics complement the natural hair.