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Lice Outbreak Leads to Business Opportunity

When all five members of the family of Kim Pickens of Scottsdale, Arizona, contracted head lice in 2009, she was shocked to find how difficult it was to get lice out of her household. “It was a nightmare,” she recalls. “After a month of self-treatment and repeated failures we called a nitpicker to come to our home. That treatment failed too, and in a week, we all had lice again.”


In her search for a solution, Kim discovered what is now the AirAllé device, a brand new medical device developed by researchers at the University of Utah and commercialized by Larada Sciences, Inc., the parent company of Lice Clinics of America.


“We walked into the clinic and we walked out lice-free,” Kim said. “I was so happy and relieved, and I wanted to bring this service to others.”


The AirAllé device is an FDA-cleared medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and 99.2 percent of eggs (nits). It uses heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs, works in about an hour, uses no chemicals, and best of all results are guaranteed.


Kim was so excited about the service that she opened one of the first Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in the country. She called it No Nit Noggins, and took the medical device on the road as a mobile service.


“I was so excited to offer a single treatment that killed lice and their eggs,” she said, “I had no idea if the business would fail or succeed but I wanted to help others.”


She succeeded. After a year of offering mobile service, Kim opened a permanent clinic called No Nit Noggins in Scottsdale. She recently opened a second clinic on the west side of town in Arrowhead in 2016.


“The response has been amazing,” Kim said. “People are very happy to have a professional medical solution to lice that is fast, safe and effective. We use certified medical technicians that perform the treatment. It’s a simple 3-step process: screening, diagnosis, and treatment.”


“One little girl with hair down to the floor had been battling head lice for more than two years,” Kim said. “We had to treat her twice because of the length of her hair and the extent of the infestation, but she left lice-free.”


Kim wants the world to know that a case of head lice is a common, treatable condition.  “I want people to know that getting head lice is not the end of the world,” she said. “It’s treatable and there is no reason to panic. Now we can cure entire families of lice in a matter of hours, not weeks, months or years.”


Some 12 million children contract head lice each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The problem is getting worse in the United States because lice are developing a resistance to the most common chemical lice treatment products. Because the AirAllé medical device doesn’t use any chemicals, it is equally effective against resistant and non-resistant head lice.


“We continue to get reports of outbreaks throughout the valley,” Kim said. “People often spend hundreds of dollars on products or on nitpickers before they find us. They’re usually exhausted and frustrated, but thrilled to find a solution that works so fast and that offers a 30-Day Guarantee.”


The AirAllé lice treatment medical device is available exclusively through Lice Clinics of America and its service providers like No Nit Noggins in Scottsdale, Arizona.


With more than 230 clinics in 20 countries, Lice Clinics of America has quickly grown into the largest network of lice treatment centers in the world.

New clinics are opening every month.


To learn more about the AirAllé medical device and Lice Clinics of America business opportunities, visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com.



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