Super lice are no match for the company’s FDA-cleared AirAllé medical device
Salt Lake City, UT – April 4, 2019 – Lice Clinics of America, the world’s largest network of professional urgent care head lice treatment centers, announced that the company has reached the milestone of 500,000 successful head lice treatments using heated air, with a success rate better than 99 percent.
The company has seen explosive growth since forming the Lice Clinics of America brand in 2014 and now boasts 330 clinics in 36 countries, with new clinics opening every month. The secret to the firm’s success is its revolutionary technology in the form of AirAllé, an FDA-cleared medical device proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in an hour-long treatment using heated air to dehydrate lice and nits.
“Reaching this milestone is a testimony to our incredible technology and to the incredible service that our clinics and their owners and staff deliver,” said Claire Roberts, CEO of Lice Clinics of America. “Parents and children alike are overjoyed when they are lice-free in an hour, and when they are treated with a smile and with respect.”
One in four children under 13 years of age get head lice, and that number is growing as traditional lice shampoos are increasingly ineffective. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in the United States are now resistant to the pesticides the products use. These immune lice are often referred to as “super lice,” and families can unwittingly try and fail multiple times to get lice out of their lives.
The AirAllé device kills lice and super lice without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Lice Clinics of America also offers a complete line of pesticide-free home treatment and prevention products.