Head lice affect us all. When an infestation occurs, it disrupts your entire community. When your child comes home with head lice, life for classmates, friends, siblings and parents is turned on its ear. That’s why it’s so important to get rid of them quickly. Once and For All.

Lice Clinics of America (LCA) was created to make the swift return to normal life, and the relief that comes with it, possible. We want to empower parents, school personnel, medical professionals and any other person caring for a child by giving them a safe, fast and effective head lice treatment.

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Lice Clinics of America’s secret weapon in the battle against lice is our AirAllé® device.

It uses heated air, not toxic chemicals, to dehydrate head lice. The concept of treating head lice with just heated air originated in the laboratory of Dr. Dale Clayton at the University of Utah, where he is a professor in the Department of Biology.

While doing research on the biology of birds and their feather lice in 1996, Dr. Clayton discovered that, due to Utah’s arid climate, it was difficult to keep lice cultures alive. Around this same time, his own elementary school-aged children contracted head lice that appeared to be resistant to chemical shampoos. He wanted a more effective method of getting rid of lice, one that used dry, warm air. Ultimately, he found that a combination of heat and a considerable amount of airflow is required to desiccate the lice. However, he also discovered conventional blow driers do not work well because they tend to mat the hair (which protects the lice) and also have wide temperature swings that may be too cool to kill lice or dangerously hot on the scalp.

After years of development and experimentation, Dr. Clayton’s lab created a custom-engineered prototype they dubbed the “LouseBuster.” The results of this work were published in 2006 in the journal Pediatrics. This paper revealed the success of the LouseBuster device for killing head lice and their eggs. An accompanying press release by the University of Utah got attention worldwide, leading to international interest in this device, and the critical need for it.

Larada Sciences was formed in 2006 to take this innovative technology to market. In 2014, Larada Sciences created the Lice Clinics of America brand.

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Our mission

At Lice Clinics of America, our goal is to empower parents and caregivers with the safest, fastest, most effective lice-treatment options that work.

We give parents and caregivers truly effective options that allow them to regain their power and be the hero in a child’s life.

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Our promise

At Lice Clinics of America, we are committed to our promise of safely removing head lice so your child can return to his or her normal life as quickly as possible. We promise to do that without the use of toxic chemicals.

We want parents and caregivers to be a hero in their child’s life, and in their community, by stopping lice in their tracks.

Urgent care for lice removal

When your child comes home with head lice, there’s no time to waste. Lice are contagious and easily spread. You can make an appointment at one of our clinics for fast, professional lice removal, often on the same day.

Alternatively, we can send you home with a do-it-yourself solution, if that is what you prefer. We want to help you take care of the scourge of head lice quickly and painlessly, to restore happiness and security to your child. We have options for every budget and we provide them quickly.


As CEO of Lice Clinics of America, I love my job. Why? Because what we do makes a positive impact in someone’s life, every day. You can’t say that about most jobs.

I never get tired of seeing the look of relief on the faces of the parents and kids we treat. In a single treatment, we are able to change their stress and frustration of dealing with lice into peace and joy knowing the infestation is finally gone.

And I know I’m not alone in this. We have hundreds of clinic owners, employees and technicians around the world who feel the same way.

Claire Roberts, CEO

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“We see a world empowered by science to treat head lice safely, swiftly, and without stigmas.”
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