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This section includes news articles that have been published about Lice Clinics of America locally and nationally.
Lice Clinics of America Reports Lice Activity Increased 93 Percent in the New Jersey area
Though not life-threatening, lice are highly contagious and have built a resistance to over-the-counter remedies
NEW JERSEY, March 29, 2019 – Lice Clinics of America reported that their New Jersey clinics saw an increase of 93 percent in lice activity collectively this spring. This data was gathered and compared from the organization’s bookings and treatments in March 2018 and March 2019.
“Lice Clinics of America has a unique opportunity to gather its data to help identify trends. We believe we can attribute the increase in lice infestation bookings and treatments in our clinics to three things,” said Lice Clinics of America CEO Claire Roberts. “First, it’s a fact that many over-the-counter products are no longer effective in treating the “super lice” of today, so people are seeking professional help. Second, there is a true lack of understanding by the public on the life cycle of lice and how they spread. And third, people are becoming increasingly aware of the more effective, technologically-advanced treatment methods offered by Lice Clinics of America.”
Lice are highly contagious. According to the CDC, “Head-to-head contact with an already infected person is the most common way to get head lice. Head-to-head contact is common during play at school, at home and elsewhere, such as sports activities, the playground, slumber parties, and camps.”
Dr. Krista Lauer, medical director of Lice Clinics of America, reports, “If you have school-age children in a region where lice infestations have been reported, it’s important to take some immediate steps to either prevent your children from being infested or properly treat and kill the lice before they spread to others in your family and social group.”
Dr. Lauer says, “First, don’t panic, and second, don’t be embarrassed. Those pesky lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene.” She recommends the following to make sure lice aren’t living in your child’s hair:
- Inspect your child’s head at home, especially if your child has an itchy scalp. Look for eggs, nymphs and adult lice. One adult louse can lay about 100 eggs during her life span. That’s a lot of new lice.
- Call the parents of your child’s friends and have them check for head lice, remembering that earlier intervention can help to reduce the infestation level.
- If you see lice—or if you are unsure whether you have lice—visit a professional lice treatment center, such as Lice Clinics of America.
- Remember, traditional over-the-counter treatments contain pesticides that are no longer effective. Lice have evolved into “super lice” and have developed resistance to those pesticides. Find a treatment that is safe and effective. Lice Clinics of America has many from which to choose.
- Be safe this season by starting your child on a lice prevention regimen using trusted lice prevention products such as shampoos, conditioners, sprays and hair bands that will help to keep lice away from your child’s scalp.
With more than 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s number-one service brand for treating head lice. The company’s revolutionary heated-air treatment is guaranteed to kill lice, lice eggs and super lice in a single, one-hour treatment. Lice Clinics of America also offers professional lice screenings and a full line of top-rated lice prevention products.
New Lice Clinics of America Proven Solution Fights Super Lice in Mercer County
Clinic provides guaranteed, one-and-done lice treatments using FDA-cleared medical device that works while traditional products fail.
Hamilton Township, New Jersey
The battle against head lice has gotten far more difficult in recent years as head lice have become immune to the active ingredients in the most popular lice products. The most recent study found that so-called Super Lice comprise 98 percent of head lice in most states.
Fortunately for families in Mercer County, Lice Clinics of America® – Hamilton (www.liceclinicsjersey.com) is on the scene, providing screening, diagnosis, and treatment for people infested with head lice using the AirAllé® device. It’s an FDA-cleared medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and 99 percent of lice eggs, including lice that are resistant to traditional lice products.
The AirAllé device doesn’t use any chemicals at all. Instead, it applies perfectly controlled warm air to the hair and scalp to dehydrate lice and eggs on the spot.
“It’s sad to see so many parents come in having spent so much time and money on products that no longer work,” said clinic manager Lori Schleinkofer. “People are so relieved to come in with head lice and leave lice-free.”
Most treatments using the AirAllé take about an hour, and the treatment is guaranteed to be effective. The AirAllé has successfully treated close to 950,000 cases of head lice worldwide.
Lori and her team are eager to spread the word about this new solution for head lice that makes treatment so much easier. Most recently she attended the New Jersey State School Nurses Association conference where interest in the clinic’s services was high.
“It’s exciting to have a medically-proven solution that is fast, safe, and effective,” Lori said. “We can confidently tell people that their nightmare is over.”
The Hamilton clinic is located at 941 White Horse Ave, Suite 13, Hamilton Township, NJ 08610 and is open seven days per week by appointment.
Using Technology and Education to Stop Head Lice in Camden and Burlington Counties
Clinic provides education, empathy, and guaranteed, one-and-done lice treatments using FDA-cleared medical device that works while traditional products fail.
Marlton, New Jersey
Head lice infamously cause stress, disgust, and embarrassment for millions of parents whose kids get infested each year. But thanks to the opening of a new Lice Clinics of America® clinic, parents in Camden and Burlington Counties no longer have to worry about treating the icky bugs themselves.
Lice Clinics of America – Marlton (https://liceclinicsjersey.com) provides screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice. The clinic is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé® device, an FDA-cleared medical device that kills head lice and lice eggs using just heated air.
“The three keys to beating head lice are education, communication, and technology,” said clinic manager Lori Schleinkofer. “First, people need to know that head lice has nothing to do with hygiene. That myth often keeps people from seeking treatment.“ To facilitate education in schools, Lori and her team work closely with school nurses and have received great interest from the New Jersey State School Nurses Association.
“Second, when it comes to communication, it’s important that parents let their friends and classmates’ parents know when they are dealing with head lice,” Lori said. “Early detection can make treatment easier and more effective.”
Then there is technology: “We have an FDA-cleared medical device that is clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of lice eggs,” Lori said. “It was developed by a university professor and clinically proven to be effective. There’s no doubt about its effectiveness.”
The AirAllé medical device uses carefully controlled warm air to dehydrate lice and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour, and the treatment is guaranteed to be effective. The AirAllé has successfully treated more than 350,000 cases of head lice worldwide with a success rate better than 99 percent.
The Marlton clinic is located at 925 Route 73 N, Suite E, Marlton, NJ 08053 and is open seven days per week by appointment.