The Science Behind the World’s Best Head Lice Treatment
It took a biologist researching the evolution of parasites to discover that head lice can be completely eradicated by desiccation, or “drying them out”. Dr. Dale Clayton, a biology professor at the University of Utah, found that lice on birds in dryer climates had a harder time surviving than those on birds in more humid climates. When his own children suffered from head lice and lice shampoos didn’t work, he decided to test a theory. To see if drying the head lice with heated air would eradicate them.
After trying everything from blow dryers to heated rice bag caps, Dr. Clayton and his team figured it out. If they could apply the air at the correct temperature at the right location for a specific amount of time, they could quickly kill head lice and their eggs.
The AirAlle Device was Born
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 head lice and their eggs, with less than a one percent chance of recurrence. “It’s the only head lice treatment available that is guaranteed to kill everything—lice and their eggs—in just one visit,” says Ben Silva, owner of Lice Clinics of Canada – Ontario.
Lice Clinics of America and Canada have exclusive rights to use the FDA and Health Canada-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 Silva. “Using the AirAllé, we can have clients out the door, lice-free, in about 90-minutes.”
“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 at home. They’re always so relieved when they see their ‘lice nightmare’ has come to an end,” says Silva.
About Lice Clinics of Canada – Ontario
The Lice Clinics network has successfully treated more than 700,000 cases of head lice. The company has more than 300 clinics in 26 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of Canada – Ontario has two locations; located at 323 Kerr St., in Oakville and 907 Frederick St., in Kitchener. Call 519-208-5423 or visit www.liceclinicsontario.ca for more information or to schedule an appointment.