It took a biologist researching the evolution of parasites to discover that head lice can be completely eradicated with desiccation, or “drying them out.” Dr. Dale Clayton, a biology professor at the University of Utah, found that lice on birds in more arid climates had a harder time surviving than those on birds in more humid climates. When his own children suffered from a bout of head lice and lice shampoos had little effect, he decided to test a theory and see if drying the head lice with heated air would eradicate them.
Dr. Clayton and his team of student scientists created the AirAllé® (pronounced ‘air-uh-LAY’), a device that concentrates heated air near the scalp—without burning it—where head lice prefer to hang out and lay their eggs. After about 30 minutes, the device can completely eliminate all head lice and their eggs (nits), with less than a one percent chance of recurrence. “It’s the only head lice treatment available that is guaranteed to get rid of everything—lice and their eggs—in just one visit,” says Jen Mortensen, owner of Lice Clinics of America – Houston, which services Houston, Cypress, Pearland, Kingwood, Beaumont, Klein, CyFair, & Spring ISD’s.
Lice Clinics of America (LCA) has exclusive rights to use the FDA-cleared medical device to treat head lice. No chemicals or pesticides are necessary, which is good news for parents. “Head lice, known as ‘super lice,’ have been found to have developed a resistance to most over-the-counter products, making those products less effective,” says Mortensen. “Using the AirAllé, we can have clients out the door, lice and nit-free, in about an hour.”
After trying everything from blow dryers to heated rice bag caps, Dr. Clayton and his team discovered that heated air, if applied at the correct temperature at the right location for a specific amount of time, quickly kills head lice and kills their eggs over 99 percent of the time.
“It’s so rewarding to be able to offer such an effective treatment to parents who are stressed out and frustrated in their unsuccessful attempts to eliminate head lice. They’re always so relieved when they see their ‘lice nightmare’ has come to an end,” says Mortensen.
About Lice Clinics of America – Houston
Lice Clinics of America has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – Houston has four locations in Beaumont, Cypress, Kingwood, and Pearland. Beaumont, Cypress, Kingwood, and Pearland have one goal in mind: to give parents and family the safest, most complete, and effective head-lice treatment available allowing you to be lice free.
Our lice treatment is FDA-cleared and formulated (with no toxic chemicals) to get rid of lice every time, for every person, with just one treatment. We guarantee it. Call (832) 430-6945 to make an appointment today.