For Lice Clinic of America owner Marlene Weiss (super lice fighter), the battle against head lice is both personal and professional. “In January 2015, myself and all three of our children were infested at the same time,” she recalls. “I spent over three weeks trying to get rid of the infestation with over-the-counter shampoos that did not work.”
The effort to rid the family of lice took its toll. “Every day, I would spend hours trying to comb out the eggs from each child one at a time and then my own hair,” Marlene said. “It was a disaster—the kids were crying the whole time and the eggs kept hatching.”
The lice products that weren’t working use pesticides, and with a Ph.D. and 20-year career in nursing, Marlene wasn’t happy about dousing her children’s heads with bug-killers. “I felt horrible about putting harsh chemicals in my family’s hair,” she said of her ordeal. “I felt that there had to be a medical approach other than pesticides. My research led me to the AirAllé device and Larada Sciences, Inc.”
Larada Sciences is the parent company of Lice Clinics of America, and maker of the AirAllé medical device, an FDA-cleared medical device that has been clinically proven to kill live lice and 99.2 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment using nothing more than carefully controlled heated air.
“I knew right away this was exactly what I was looking for,” Marlene said. “It’s a medical solution for a medical problem that does not use any chemicals, takes about one hour, and solves the problem.”
Unfortunately, the nearest clinic was an hour or so away. After clearing her family of head lice, Marlene decided to open a clinic of her own in her hometown of Los Alamitos, California. “I just knew that we needed a location for our community. We opened up Lice Clinics of America Los Alamitos in August 2015 and have successfully treated over 3,000 families representing 65 different cities and over 350 different schools. We have a 99.4 percent success rate in our treatments.”
One of Marlene’s first customers was a mother with a 15-year-old daughter that had been struggling with head lice for three years. “The young girl was convinced that she would be dealing with lice for the rest of her life,” she said. “We treated her and two hours later she was lice free. She was so happy that she started to cry.”
“Another couple came in because they had found that their entire family all had head lice just two days before their daughter’s wedding,” Marlene said. “We treated five family members and they all left our clinic lice-free within two hours.”
The clinic has been so successful that Marlene has opened a second location in the nearby South Bay community. “We have had high demand from families living in the South Bay Area and so opening up a second clinic to serve that region was a natural choice for us,” Marlene said.
The AirAllé medical device kills lice and eggs by dehydrating them with heated air. A microprocessor and an applicator work together to deliver the precise amount of air and heat to areas of the scalp and hair where lice and eggs live. There are no dangerous chemicals involved. The entire process usually takes an hour to 90 minutes, depending on the length of hair and the extent of the infestation.
Treatment using the AirAllé medical device is available exclusively at Lice Clinics of America treatment centers, where certified technicians perform the service. The service is guaranteed to be effective.