“Sometimes fathers are the unsung heroes in families when it comes to head lice,” said Judy Hayden owner of Lice Clinics of America Lexington. “When moms and kids are frantic, dad is often left to reassure them that everything will be okay.”
Not that dads can’t be frantic themselves. “There are also times when desperate dads bring the family in for treatment,” Hayden said. “Our message to all of them is, ‘your lice journey ends here.’”
This Father’s Day, Lice Clinics of America – Lexington is saluting dads. The clinic is Lexington’s leading head lice treatment center and the exclusive provider of lice treatment using AirAllé®, an FDA-cleared Class 1 medical device that has been clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits). AirAllé uses carefully controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. The treatment takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
“We want dads to know that with the AirAllé device their family can be lice-free in an hour,” Hayden said. “Traditional treatments can take weeks, and, in some cases, they don’t work because most lice have become immune to the pesticides.”
Hayden is referring to a study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology that found that 98 percent of lice in most of the United States have developed a genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in traditional lice products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to developmental and behavioural issues in children. The AirAllé medical device is effective against pyrethroid-resistant lice and non-resistant lice because it doesn’t rely on pesticides or chemicals.
“We want to make sure that dads and moms know the facts about head lice and head lice treatment,” Hayden said. “Our solution is medically and clinically proven to be effective. Come to our clinic and you can be lice-free in an hour, guaranteed.”
AirAllé was invented by a dad confronted with head lice. A University of Utah research team was studying bird lice and found that the lice struggled to survive in the arid desert climate and often died of dehydration. When the daughter of one of the researchers got head lice, and traditional treatments didn’t work, he turned the research team’s attention to finding a way to dehydrate head lice. The idea for AirAllé was born, and after 10 years of development and trials, the device was cleared by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for head lice.
To date, AirAllé has treated some 500,000 cases of head lice with a success rate better than 99 percent.
Lice Clinics of America – Lexington also offers a complete line of pesticide-free, home lice treatment and prevention products that are also guaranteed to be effective when used as directed.
“The best lice treatment is to prevent your children from getting lice in the first place,” Hayden said. “Our preventive shampoos and sprays serve as a lice repellant and, like mosquito repellant, they keep the bugs away from your children.”
With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. AirAllé has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.