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At the Whitney Center we frequently create permanent eyebrows for people who have lost their eyebrow hair to a medical condition or disease. While a number of diseases and medications can trigger hair loss, ailment and our medical tattoo experts most frequently help clients who have cancer, medical alopecia areata or trichotillomania:\n\n\n\n• Hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes, is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer.\n\n• Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles that generate hair growth.\n\n• Trichotillomania, also called trich or TTM, is an impulse control disorder that compels people to pull out their own hair.\n\nWithout eyebrows to frame and define your face, hair loss can drastically change your appearance. Many hair loss sufferers who come to the Whitney Center for permanent eyebrows say they feel unattractive and less self-confident without their brows. However, because hair may eventually grow back, our clients also want to know how their permanent eyebrows will look if their hair does return.\n\nThe answer can be summed up in a single word: beautiful. If hair grows back after chemo or disease, it may be thinner or have a different texture or color than your original hair. Because Whitney Center experts use a repigmentation technique that mimics the appearance of individual hairs, your permanent brows will blend beautifully with returning hair and provide your returning brows with the beautiful shape, depth, fullness and color you desire.

Permanent Cosmetics Can Help Trichotillomania Sufferers

My friend has beautiful, health sickness almost translucent skin and very pale, check natural, platinum blonde hair. Her biggest beauty challenge has always been that her eyebrows are so naturally pale that they are nearly invisible, giving her face a surreal, slightly robotic appearance. But in her 20s, during the stressful pursuit of her PhD, my friend completely lost her eyelashes and eyebrows to Trichotillomania, also called trich or TTM. Nearly 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from this impulse control disorder in which sufferers feel a compulsion to pull out their own hair. In some cases, the hair grows back; but in my friend’s case, it did not. Like many Trichotillomania sufferers, she was embarrassed by her appearance and ill-at-ease at professional and social gatherings.\n\nPermanent cosmetics can help Trichotillomania sufferers like my friend regain their self-confidence. Nationally-recognized permanent cosmetics expert Melany Whitney has the skill and artistic ability to create the illusion of natural-looking eyelashes and gorgeous brows. Using permanent micropigmentation, Melany is even able to fill-in and permanently camouflage bald spots on the scalp. Visit our website to view before and after pictures of Trichotellomania sufferers who have been helped by Melany Whitney.