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OUR LICE REMOVAL SERVICE

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AirAllé™ LICE TREATMENT SYSTEM

HOW AirAllé™ LICE REMOVAL WORKS:

The AirAllé™ device delivers carefully controlled heated air directly to dry, untangled hair, at a temperature cooler than most hair-dryers and at a much higher flow rate. A unique, single-use applicator tip specially designed to penetrate beyond the insulating layer of hair is used to lift the hair slightly while directing airflow right onto lice and eggs which tend to be located near the scalp and hair roots. A specific, timed treatment pattern is followed to ensure all areas of the head are treated. No pesticides or other chemicals are used in the therapy; just heated air.

The AirAllé™ device is highly effective because the small size and shape of head lice and their eggs make it difficult for them to conserve water. As such, when they are exposed to the right amount of heated air at the right temperature and for the right length of time, they dry out and die. Basically, the device dehydrates/dries out lice and their eggs.

ABOUT US

LOUSTED! was created by two moms who know first hand how hard it is to get rid of a lice outbreak.  Last year, founder Jessica Mester heard of a new FDA-cleared lice treatment that did not involve the use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. And, best yet, it was a simple 30-minuet soothing treatment that was not only effective in killing lice, but got the eggs as well! Jessica researched this paten-pending technology and realized this was a lice treatment solution that Austin parents needed to have.

Michelle Sunshine got involved after Jessica treated her daughter, and Michelle realized how easily LOUSTED eliminated the lice AND nits.  Jessica and Michelle decided to partner together to launch LOUSTED in Austin with exclusive AirAllé™ technology. 

No pesticides, No stress, No lice!

 

FAQ

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions
about lice are answered here:

Quick facts about head lice

• Head lice are small wingless insects, and are about the size of a sesame seed
• They feed on human blood
• Head lice do not live on your pets
• They can only live 48 hours off of the human host
• They leave an itchy feeling like a mosquito bite
• Each head louse can lay up to 10 nits (eggs) a day
• Daily shampooing will not prevent you from getting head lice
• Nits can be found anywhere on the head
• Children should be screened regularly for head lice

Where do head lice come from?

Head lice have been around for millions of years, and dried up lice and their eggs have been found on the hair of Egyptian mummies! Head lice do not come out of the air or from the ground. They are human parasites that feed on blood and travel from one head to another. Lice in hair cannot survive more than 24 to 48 hours off the head. However, head lice that are still alive off the human head are capable of infesting a new human host.

Who can get head lice?

Anyone! A person’s degree of cleanliness or personal hygiene has little or nothing to do with getting head lice. A common misconception is that lice infestations are a result of poor hygienic practices. In fact, head lice actually seem to prefer clean hair to dirty hair.

How are head lice spread?

Head lice can be spread whenever there is direct head to head contact with an infested individual. Less frequently, lice are also transmitted between people by head-to-hand contact and by items such as hats, hair ties, scarves, pillows, etc. However, scientists disagree on how often this type of “fomite” transmission – that is, transmission from an object contaminated with lice – really occurs.

What are the symptoms of head lice?

Head lice are most commonly found on the scalp, behind the ears and near the neckline at the base of the head. Unless seen, symptoms of infestation are easy to miss. Symptoms include a tickling sensation, or feeling something moving through the hair. An allergic reaction to the bites causes itching. Viable eggs are usually located within 1/4 inch (6mm) of the scalp.

What are some steps I can take to help prevent and control the spread of head lice?

• Avoid head to head contact during play, sleepovers, or other activities at home, school, and elsewhere.
• Do not share combs, brushes or towels used by an infested person.
• Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, hair ribbons or barrettes.
• Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that an infested person used or wore during the previous 2 days using a hot water laundry cycle and high heat drying cycle.
• Do not use fumigant sprays or fogs. They are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

What can I do to get rid of head lice and the eggs?

Contact a AirAllé™ Certified Operator for diagnosis and head lice treatment.

Increasing numbers of consumers are finding that the most popular treatments for head lice – including chemical shampoos and home remedies – are largely ineffective. Head lice are rapidly evolving chemical resistance to many of the traditional pesticide-based control methods.

Louse combs can be effective for removing lice and eggs, but the comb out process can be very tedious. Many busy parents do not have the time or patience for it. In desperation, some parents resort to home remedies such as bug spray, mayonnaise or kerosene. But there is little hard evidence that these remedies are effective. Some home remedies, in fact, can actually be harmful. As a result, parents and school authorities are searching for a safe, fast and effective treatment that will solve the problem and help keep children in or quickly return them to school.

The AirAllé™ treatment provides exactly that: a safe treatment that is highly effective at not only killing the live lice but also their eggs thus making it a smart choice when dealing with head lice.

 

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