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Treating Head Lice is Finally Fast, Easy, and Scientific

There is a new medically proven lice-removal product that uses heated air to dehydrate and kill both lice and eggs.  It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s safe. There are no chemicals involved, no weeks-long comb out period, and no human error to worry about.  The entire process only takes about an hour, and the results will be the end of your lice infestation – we promise!.  A detailed description of the process can be found here:

The product is a medical device developed by scientists at the University of Utah and branded as the AirAlle’ and offered exclusively in Sacramento through Lice Clinics of America.  Researchers observed that it was difficult to keep the insects alive in the arid desert climate, which led to the discovery that heated air can kill lice and eggs through dehydration.  Fast forward a few years of product design, clinical trials and the FDA regulation process, and the result is the AirAllé medical device—a scientifically proven, FDA-cleared medical device that kills live lice and eggs in a single treatment.  Click for more details:

2 technicians performing AirAlle treatments on a boy and a girl

Two certified technicians performing AirAllé treatments

This stands in stark contrast to the traditional method of lice removal that involves treating the hair and scalp pesticides, and then carefully combing out the lice and their eggs (nits) for several weeks.  That’s a tough process for parents, teachers, nurses and anyone else involved in the lice-removal process. 

And success is never assured, for two reasons:

First, pesticides are losing their effectiveness.   Recent studies show that the majority of head lice in the United States have become resistant to the pesticides.  These are the so called Super Lice.

Second, even if the pesticides work, the pesticides will NOT kill egg (nits), and eggs are the primary challenge in lice removal. Live lice are relatively easy to remove. Nits are much more difficult. Nits look like tiny specs glued to hair follicles so strongly that they must be manually removed. This means that someone has to search through the hair, follicle by follicle, searching for and removing nits. Any missed nits will hatch, and the whole process will start over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends combing out hair every 2-3 days for up to three weeks to make sure that “reinfestation” does not occur.

Three weeks of near-daily inspections is difficult for parents and children alike. For parents, it is stressful and time-consuming. For children, it is uncomfortable and time-consuming.

Therefore, the introduction of medically sound, technologically advanced solution is welcome news to anyone involved in the lice removal process. 

The makers of the AirAllé device have also started the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment clinics in the world – Lice Clinics of America —now available in more than 100 locations in the U.S. and in 20 countries, and growing fast.  A map of all locations can be found here: