For years, the only head lice removal remedies were to manually go through each strand of hair “nit-pick” and/or comb out all of the lice and lice eggs (nits). Head lice have been around since the first reported humans and even Cleopatra was buried with golden lice combs. More recently, head lice shampoos, over-the-counter treatments, and prescriptions from doctors were introduced as effective solutions to dealing with head lice. In most cases, they were very effective… until they weren’t.
Pesticides in traditional store-bought lice treatments only kill 25% of lice because they don’t kill today’s pesticide-resistant super lice, nor do they kill the lice eggs. It’s up to you, the parent or caregiver, to comb out the lice and the nits which can require hours of combing for days or even weeks! This means a ton of work for parents and caregivers. If even one nit is missed, the cycle can start over again and you will have an active infestation back in 3-4 weeks.
Some parents/caregivers strip the bed and wash sheets, pillowcases, and pajamas. However, this doesn’t necessarily kill lice. Lice can hold their breath for up to six hours, so running them through a wash cycle or jumping into a swimming pool doesn’t mean the lice will drown.
“We’ve heard heart-wrenching stories of parents saran-wrapping their home furniture and beds, burning their children’s heads with irons and throwing away their children’s favorite toys in an effort to rid their homes of head lice,” says Kristi Winkler, owner of Lice Clinics of America – Northern Virginia, which has locations in Woodbridge, Manassas, and Stafford.
All while this is going on at home, your child is enduring discomfort and potential embarrassment or bullying at school. And let’s not forget the hours of combing through their hair.
“Mature lice lay 50 to 150 eggs during their life span, so it’s important to get ahead of lice while you can,” says Winkler “It’s important to know that topical treatments don’t kill lice eggs, so they keep hatching new lice. The vicious ‘lice cycle’ continues on and on.”
Because there are so many eggs laid, you can get caught in the lice cycle for weeks, months, and in some rare cases, years. Over-the-counter treatments are effective, but after a few weeks of purchasing and re-purchasing them, and spending hours combing and cleaning, the costs add up. So, why go through all of this stress when Lice Clinics of America is right here and can solve your lice problem in about an hour?
Lice Clinics of America’s FDA-cleared, clinically proven heated-air technology is guaranteed to kill lice, super lice, and 99.2% of lice eggs (nits). The treatment is performed by certified head lice experts who also provide consultations to prevent re-infestations. One treatment. One hour. 100% Guaranteed. Lice Clinics of America’s treatment protocol has treated nearly 600,000 people with less than a 1% retreatment rate. Let Lice Clinics of America help you get rid of lice problems so you can get back to what’s important.
About Northern Virginia Lice Clinics
Lice Clinics of America has successfully treated 650,000 cases. The company has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Northern Virginia Lice Clinics has three locations. Woodbridge is located at 13895 Hedgewood Drive, Suite 113, Woodbridge, VA 22193, Manassas is located at 10625 Crestwood Drive, Manassas, VA 20109 and Stafford is located at 2781 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 107, Stafford, VA 22554. Each clinic is open Monday through Saturday and appointments are available by appointment. Call (703) 586-9398 or visit www.NorthernVirginiaLiceClinics.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.