“Sometimes fathers are the unsung heroes in families when it comes to head lice,” said Erin Hawn owner of Lice Clinics of America Spring Grove and Vernon Hills, IL. “When moms and kids are frantic, dad is often left to reassure them that everything will be okay and that there must be someplace they can go.”
Not that dads can’t be frantic themselves. “There’s also times when desperate dads bring the family in for treatment or become frantic when they realize they also have lice,” Hawn said. “Our message to all of them is the same, ‘your lice journey ends here, today.’”
This Father’s Day, Lice Clinics of America – Spring Grove and Vernon Hills, IL is saluting dads. The clinic is Northern IL’s (and southern WI’s) leading head lice treatment center and the exclusive provider of lice treatment using AirAllé®, an FDA-cleared Class 1 medical device that has been clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits). AirAllé uses carefully controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. Treatment takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
“We want dads to know that with the AirAllé device their family can be lice-free in an about an hour,” Hawn said. “Traditional treatments can take weeks, and, in most cases, they don’t work because lice have become resistant to the pesticides in these treatments.”
Hawn is referring to a study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology that found that 98 percent of lice in most of the United States have developed a genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in traditional lice products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to developmental and behavior issues in children. The AirAllé medical device is effective against pyrethroid-resistant lice and non-resistant lice because it doesn’t rely on pesticides or chemicals.
“We want to make sure that dads and moms know the facts about head lice and head lice treatment, whether they are treating with us or at home,” Hawn said. “Our solution is medically and clinically proven to be effective. Come to our clinic and you can be lice-free in an about an hour, guaranteed. Plus, we will be here to answer question and calm your concerns whenever you need us after you leave.”
AirAllé was invented by a dad confronted with head lice. A University of Utah research team was studying bird lice and found that the lice struggled to survive in the arid desert climate and often died of dehydration. When the daughter of one of the researchers got head lice, and traditional treatments didn’t work, he turned the research team’s attention to finding a way to dehydrate head lice. The idea for AirAllé
was born, and after 10 years of development and trials, the device was cleared by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for head lice.
To date, AirAllé has treated some 800,000 cases of head lice with a success rate better than 99 percent.
Lice Clinics of America – Spring Grove and Vernon Hills also offers a complete line of pesticide-free, home lice treatment and prevention products that are also guaranteed to be effective when used as directed.
“The best lice treatment is to prevent your children from ever getting lice in the first place,” Hawn said. “Our preventive shampoos and sprays serve as a lice repellant and, like mosquito repellant, they keep the bugs away from your children and our preventer kit is the best prevention around.”
The Spring Grove and Vernon Hills clinics are two of 330 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – Spring Grove is located at 2503 Spring Ridge Rd. C1 Spring Grove, IL 60081 and Lice Clinics of America-Vernon Hills at 10 W Phillip Rd. Suite 123 Vernon Hills, IL 60061 and both locations are open seven days a week by appointment. Call (815)581-0075 or (224)433-6087 or email info@LiceClinicsNorthernIL.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.