BETTENDORF, Iowa, Aug. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Head lice infamously cause stress, disgust and embarrassment for millions of moms whose kids get infested each year. But thanks to the opening of Lice Clinics of America – Quad Cities, moms in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois no longer have to worry about treating the icky bugs themselves.
Lice Clinics of America – Quad Cities 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 clinic is owned by Ted and Janet Brown. The Browns, who have been married for more than 25 years, decided to open a lice clinic after their kids got head lice for the third time.
"We know firsthand how tedious it is to treat lice at home," said Ted, who directs a Children's Ministry at a local church. "Yes, you can do it, but given all the hours and stress, wouldn't you rather just have a professional do it?"
"Also, we never felt comfortable putting pesticides on our kids' heads," said Janet, who got a degree in mathematics and applied science from UCLA before becoming a full-time mom and homeschooler to their nine children. "The lice have grown resistant to the pesticides anyway, so we love treating head lice using just heated air."
The Browns said their community seems just as excited about the business as they are.
"Before we even finished the interior of our new clinic or unpacked all our equipment, we had clients calling us for help," said Janet. "None of them cared if the walls weren't yet painted or if the signs weren't installed - they needed help and wanted to be seen right away!"
Lice Clinics of America – Quad Cities is located at 333 15th Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. The clinic is open by appointment only. AirAllé treatments there take about an hour, and come with a 30-day guarantee.
The Quad Cities clinic is one of 85 U.S. clinics in the Lice Clinics of America network.
With 85 U.S. clinics and 105 international clinics, Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of professional head-lice-treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé are brands owned by Larada Sciences, Inc.
CONTACT: Ted and Janet Brown Co-Owners of Lice Clinics of America - Quad Cities 563-949-2356
Source:Larada Sciences Inc.