LCA Chandler New Year New Super Lice Problem

New Year, New Head Lice

It’s a New Year, a new decade, and a chance to start a new. Every year we get this awesome chance to reset ourselves and revamp ourselves into something different. Unfortunately, head lice have been doing the same over the past decade. They have been revamping themselves and breeding a new strain of head lice that are here to make our lives that much more difficult. They’re called super lice but let me tell you they are not that super!

What are Super Lice?

Super lice are just like any other head lice in sight and appearance, but are becoming increasingly more resistant to conventional treatments. Lice were once simply treated with over the counter permethrin and pyrethrin (insecticide treatments derived from the chrysanthemum flower). However, today 98% of head lice in 48 states have developed a resistance to these treatments. Over the counter treatments are less than 25% effective on these stands of super lice.

How to Tell if You have Super Lice?

Super lice look, act, and feel just like your run of the mill everyday head lice. Symptoms for super lice and head lice are the exact same. These can include:

  • Itchy scalp
  • Red bumps on neck, scalp, or shoulders
  • Feeling of movement in hair and on head
  • Presence of nits and lice

There is no clear way to tell the difference between head lice and resistant lice until treatment is done and super lice survive. This makes it hard to distinguish a bad treatment and resistant lice, so what are you to do?

How to Treat this New Lice Strain?

When DIY lice removal options and OTC lice treatment prescriptions don’t work, what other options are there? That is where Lice Clinics of America comes to the rescue! You can attempt to nit-pick every louse and nit (lice egg) from your hair, but you often risk the chance of missing a few and being infested again in a few days. You could attempt to continually treat over and over, or you could come see us for our guaranteed, lice free treatment!

Lice Clinics of America offers our signature AirAllé® treatment that treats both resistant lice and normal lice. We use heat to dehydrate lice and nits and remove them from your head to guarantee a lice free treatment! We stand behind our service and our trained lice removal professionals, and even offer advice on staying lice free! Our treatments usually take about an hour and allow you to return to school, work, and life as normal with no wait time or interruptions. Don’t let super lice defeat you, let Lice Clinics of America help and keep your New Year super instead!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!

LCA Chandler holiday head lice prevention

Holidays and Head Lice

The Holidays are a wonderful time of year, the joy in the air and festive gatherings bring people together. It’s the perfect time to gather friends and families from far and near. In the midst of catching up and filling plates though, it is best to remember head lice can be lurking about.

Nearly all head lice cases are spread through direct head to head contact, 97% to be exact. While you should always put enjoying the holidays first, here are some things to help guide you through the holidays lice free:

Holiday Lice Prevention:

  • Avoid head to head contact. When greeting and giving hugs be mindful of your hair and try to avoid direct contact.
  • Wear hair in tight up do styles such as buns and braids. This helps limit the chance of contact and gives lice less hair to attach to.
  • Do not share accessories that come in contact with your head or hair. Things like brushes, pillows, and hair accessories, as well as, outdoor gear like hats, jackets, and hoodies are things that should not be shared.
  • Do occasional lice checks, by combing through wet hair with a fine comb to keep your mind at ease.

Signs of Head Lice

  • Lice like dark, moist places and can most often be found closest to the scalp, behind the ears, and along the neckline.
  • Look for red bumps along the scalp and neck area from lice feeding off the host.
  • An itching sensation from the head lice and bumps is the most common sign. A crawling sensation may also occur.
  • Nits (lice eggs) are usually found attached to the hair about ½ inch from the scalp. They are white to yellow in color and must be forcefully removed from the hair.

Helpful Head Lice Facts

  • Head Lice cannot live more than 24-48 hours without a host and will soon die if they leave one.
  • Lice do not fly or jump unlike many popular myths state. Direct contact is the most common way head lice is spread.
  • The strain of lice we know as ‘head lice’ is not the same found on common household pets and there is no need to worry about giving your pets lice or them giving you head lice.
  • Head lice do not discriminate; anyone can get head lice!

Head lice are the last guests you want joining in your holiday festivities! Be sure to follow our prevention tips for a lice free holiday season! Should head lice become a problem Lice Clinics of America is always here with the latest in lice removal care and advice. We offer our signature AirAlle device to remove lice fast and chemical free by dehydration. The AirAlle treatment is even backed by our lice free guarantee! We pride ourselves on having the top trained lice professionals and offering more than just a removal but lice advice too. For all your lice needs Lice Clinics of America is here to help!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!

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Tips for Choosing a Head Lice Professional

There once was a time when do it yourself lice treatments were worth all the hassle and could really save the day. Our world has advanced though, and along with it so have the head lice and ways of ridding them. The influx of super lice across the world has made DIY options nearly obsolete. What are average Americans supposed to do when faced with getting rid of head lice? Who should they call for help? (We know what you’re thinking, and no it isn’t Ghost Busters!).

The good news is the increase in head lice professionals has grown right along with the increase in these nasty pests! New lice removing technology and experts are like our favorite movie heroes, busting one case of lice at a time. Where the problem can come is finding the right one to take care of your specific needs.

Do They Have the Proper Training?

A true head lice professional should have received proper training and adequate practice in removing lice. You wouldn’t trust an untrained Ghost Buster to take care of a ghost in your home, so why would you trust an untrained professional with a part of your body. At Lice Clinics of America, all of our staff is trained in both nitpicking and the use of our AirAlle device. We ensure that you get the best care and treatment from the top lice professionals.

What Is the Treatment Process?

Just as important as the individual administering the treatment, is the treatment itself. Be sure to investigate what is offered by the service beforehand. Do they offer simple nitpicking only, do they have a special technique, device or formula, or do they perhaps even offer a guarantee? At Lice Clinics of America, we offer all three!

We will check your hair with a simple screening. If lice are found and a treatment is chosen, we will even refund the price of the screening service! Our signature AirAlle device is a one-of-a-kind FDA-cleared device that uses heat, not chemicals to dehydrate and kill lice and nits. Our signature treatment even comes with a 30-day guarantee! Like the Ghost Busters backpack it’s our secret weapon for defeating lice guaranteed!

Is It an Investment In Your Future?

A good head lice company will help you prepare for future outbreaks and educate you on how to prevent head lice. The sign of a truly good lice professional is one you don’t need again unless absolutely necessary. At Lice Clinics of America, we teach our clients how to prepare for future outbreaks and even how to check for lice on their own. We believe it’s our duty to educate our clients on head lice and provide more than just an in and out service.

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!