Microblading for pulled eyebrows
What is it?
Trichtillomania is not a very well-known disorder in the general population. It is related to repetitive tic disorders, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder, however. It compels people to pull their own hair out from different areas of their body, such as their scalp, face, legs, chest, or other parts of the body. This can often result in noticeable bald patches, especially if the area of focus is the scalp. Most of the people who suffer from this disorder are women, and the cases range from mild to very severe. For some people, there is only a mild urge to pull their hair, but for others, it can be truly debilitating. The urge can be so intense that it can actually impair focus from other activities and interfere with normal functioning. In addition, it is the trigger for a vicious cycle of pleasure and shame. This disorder is partly genetic, if not fully. The most helpful treatment option for this disorder involves cognitive behavioral therapy, as long as it is done with a therapist who is actually trained to assist patients in dealing with this particular condition.
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It can be emotionally very difficult to be left without eyebrows, or visible hair on the head for that matter, due to compulsive pulling. As distressing as it is to see one's appearance it is often not enough to make the person stop pulling his or her hair. They can start to feel extremely insecure about their appearance, but because of the power that the disorder can sometimes have, they will continue to pluck their hairs and could potentially end up causing permanent damage to their eyebrows. The compulsive urge to continue pulling the hairs is based on how much pleasure they derived from the act, but this also leads to shame. The cycle can be extremely difficult to deal with.
What can you expect?
Microblading, also known as brow embroidery, is a great treatment suitable for anyone who wants to improve their eyebrows' appearance. It will restore the eyebrows, if damaged, with the finest hairs possible. This will in turn create the optimal dimension and definition and give you very natural-looking eyebrows. Initial procedures generally take about 2 hours and can give results that last up to 18 months, depending on the skin type of the person. Now, more than ever before, the shape and symmetry of the eyebrows can be controlled. Specially designed tiny blades can implant pigment under the skin, so that the microblading makes the eyebrows look very natural and real.
Microblading is a great option for anyone who wants to enhance the appearance of their eyebrows. As the results are very natural looking, this is a great option for anyone who is suffering from trichotillomania, as well as alopecia or any other conditions that can lead to hair loss. However, if you have skin that produces a very high amount of natural oils, it may not be a suitable procedure for you.
If you are someone who has pulled out your eyebrow hair is to the point where it is noticeable to other people and you have done real damage, microblading may be a very good option for you. You should find a professional who specializes in this procedure and speak to him or her about whether you are a desirable candidate for microblading. It may just help you recover your eyebrows and get your self confidence back.