GILROY, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 (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 a new Lice Clinics of America clinic, moms in the Gilroy area no longer have to worry about treating the icky bugs themselves.
Lice Clinics of America 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 Amy Allen, who is excited to make the jump from full-time mom to business owner. She originally discovered Lice Clinics of America last year when her daughter's classroom had a bad outbreak of lice. After relocating their family to Hollister, she and her husband decided to open a clinic to serve the families there.
Allen said that getting an AirAllé treatment was a "life saver" for them when they were dealing with lice in their home.
"People assume treating head lice is easy," said Allen. "But when you get right down to it, it is a real hassle. And parents can't understand why the lice shampoos aren't working. It's because they have been overused and the lice have developed resistance to them."
Lice Clinics of America is located at 7680 Monterey St Suite 104a in Gilroy. The clinic, which opened its doors on January 15, is open by appointment only. AirAllé treatments there take about an hour, and come with a 14-day guarantee.
The Gilroy clinic is one of 90 U.S. clinics in the Lice Clinics of America network.
With 90 U.S. clinics and 80 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.
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CONTACT: Amy Allen Clinic Owner 408-500-5537
Source:Larada Sciences Inc.