Head Lice Life Cycle

Head Lice Life Cycle

PROFESSIONAL HEAD LICE REMOVAL

URGENT CARE FOR LICE REMOVAL

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

7 DAYS A WEEK

CONTACT CUSTOMER CARE

7AM-9PM

800.920.5423

Se Habla Español

Lice Clinics of America-Los Alamitos
4012 Katella Ave. Suite #104-Los Alamitos

Lice Clinics of America-South Bay
2050 Artesia Blvd. Suite #103-Torrance

 

“Professional, efficient, and most of all, kind.  Every single employee that I came into contact with had excellent customer service.  They are knowledgeable as well. You don’t want to have a lice problem, but if you do, this is the place to go.”

 

Heather-Teacher/MomLong Beach

Videos of Our Treatment Process

-Our Full Service Signature Treatment Lice Removal Process

-Lice Clinics of America and our treatment process featured On NBC The Doctors

-Nuestros clincs perfilados en las noticias de Univision.  (Head lice featured and our two clinics featured on Univision News)

Recorra nuestro proceso de tratamiento en español.  (Walk through our treatment process in Spanish)

You are not alone.

Lice are not dangerous but they are contagious. Your child and other family members must be treated promptly and safely to avoid spreading lice to other friends, family members and classmates.

For far too long, parents and caregivers have endured time-consuming, expensive and only moderately effective over-the-counter head lice treatments. These treatments, along with home remedies for lice, are often inconvenient and can sometimes cause injury.

Lice Clinics of America (LCA) and our Lice Treatment Centers exist to provide you with the safest, most effective urgent care head lice treatments that work every time, for everyone.

Our Los Alamitos and Torrance professional head lice removal clinics are part of the largest network of lice removal clinics in the world with 330 clinics in 35 countries and over 500,000 successful treatments.

Our two Southern California clinics have successfully treated families representing over 850 different schools and 125 different cities.

Payment Options

-Insurance: We do not deal directly with your insurance provider. We provide you with the diagnostic and procedure codes on our receipts for you to submit the claim to your insurance provider.  You may get reimbursed for all, some, or none of the treatment cost depending on what insurance plan you have.

-FSA/HSA Cards: We accept all Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards

Cash payments are accepted

All major credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

We end the nightmare of lice by dehydrating lice and their eggs in one easy treatment.  We are the exclusive regional operator of the AirAllé ® (Air uh-lay), the only FDA-cleared medical device in the world to treat lice.  Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, our 3-step lice treatment process is 99%+ effective in killing both lice and their eggs.

Head lice and their eggs are primarily composed of water. Our highly trained, certified head lice technicians end your lice infestation in about 1 hour by using our medical device to dehydrate the lice eggs.

AirAllé successful lice treatment

Before and After an AirAllé Treatment

After 30-35 minutes with the medical device process, our certified head lice technician will provide a thorough comb-out of all the dehydrated eggs.  A certificate of treatment is provided to so your child can return to school or activities right away.

We offer a full line of head lice preventative and treatment products available for purchase in clinic

Call our customer care team at 800.920.LICE to speak with one of our head lice specialists for lice advice, to answer questions, or to book a professional head screen or lice removal appointment. To learn more about our treatment options or review our pricing and services options now.

100% GUARANTEED

Our Signature Lice Treatment kills lice and their in eggs in a single treatment. We stand behind our service! We provide an optional 30 day lice free guarantee on our signature treatments!*

If the person we treat gets lice again for any reason at all beyond our control within 30 days after our Signature treatment and one of our certified head lice technicians determines that the person has an active lice infestation we will treat that person again for free!

*Qualifying for our optional 30-day guarantee: Lice is spread through head-to-contact and all immediate family members are at risk of getting lice. For your protection, our certified head technicians must head screen and apply our chemical free active rinse and/or treat all immediate family members that live with the person full-time or part time within 24 hours in order to make sure the entire family of the person we treat is lice free.

Appointment Booking and Hours:  We are an urgent care clinic.  All appointments are booked within 24 hours or less of your desired appointment time.  We are by appointment only. Appointment availability and hours vary by day based on demand for that day.  If you would like to book an appointment more than 24 hours in advance, we required a $25 per person advanced retainer deposit that will be credited back to you after your head screen or treatment.

-Same day appointments are available 7 days a week.

-Appointments during the week are generally available between the hours of 10:00am-5:30 pm

-Appointments on the weekend are generally available between the hours of 9:00am-3pm.

-We will typically always get you in same day if you call by 12pm. If you call after 12 pm, it is very likely we can get you in that day as long as we have openings.  We will be able to get you in within 24 hours or less for sure.

Because lice is spread through head-to-head contact, all immediate family members are at risk when a family member has lice. Half the people we treat are children under 18 but the other half are adults, usually moms.  All lice need to survive is a hair strand and a warm scalp.  So people with short hair (including dads) can and do get head lice.

As a result, due to the lice life cycle. most people have lice for about 2-3 weeks before they realize they have it

Head Lice Life Cycle

Lice survive by sucking the human blood every 2-3 hours. Itching is an allergic reaction to the lice saliva.  40% of the people that have lice are allergic to the lice saliva and itch but 60% of the people that have lice don’t itch.

Lice are the size of a sesame seed. They have 6 legs and crawl from hair-strand to hair-strand. They do not hop, jump, or fly. They only crawl.  This is a microscopic photo of a female human head louse on a strand of hair, Pediculus humanus capitis.

Lice live towards the nape of the neck and the back of the head so it is almost impossible to head screen and/or treat yourself.

The biggest challenge in ending a lice infestation are the lice eggs. They are the size of a grain of sand and do not move. They are typically glued to the hair strand.  They also have a protective shell that product simply cannot penetrate.  Because they are not yet hatched, they do not suck blood or cause itching.

.  Most people head straight to the local drugstore and buy over-the-counter shampoos such as RID or NIX and apply the product to their child’s hair only to find that it does not work-the lice and their eggs are still there.  The primary chemical in these products is Permethrin.  The lice have mutated and now recognize this chemical.  In addition to not ending the lice infestation, these products are full of chemicals that can also cause itching and irritation on the scalp.

SAFE.FAST.EFFECTIVE.

How to remove head lice?

How to treat head lice?

How to end a head lice infestation?

You don’t need to google that anymore!

You have found the right place!

Traditional lice treatments require multiple applications and tedious nitpicking to remove eggs.  Even worse, traditional drug store products no longer work because Super Lice are pesticide resistant. Lice have developed resistance to the pesticides the traditional products use, and it is not uncommon for families to struggle with head lice for weeks or months at a time trying to treat your head lice infestation yourself.  It can also be a real challenge treating your own child and a strain on your relationship versus having a professional treat your child.

 Savvy parents know that getting rid of the lice eggs is the biggest challenge of ending a head lice infestation. Lice eggs are glued to the hair strand, the size of a grain of sand, and don’t move.

Lice eggs have a protective shell that product simply cannot penetrate.

Close-up view of louse egg

Lice do not care about age, income, ethnicity, time of the year, gender, if you have had lice before or not, or how long you have had lice.  The cost of treating lice yourself can add up quickly in addition to being time consuming, stressful, and you can still have lice.

Due to the lice life cycle, you can soon have several hundred eggs in your hair and have lice for days, weeks, months, and even years. What’s more, 50% of the people we treat are children ages 3-17 but the other 50% are adults. Trying to treat yourself is almost impossible.

Head Lice Life Cycle

Get back to school.

Get back to work.

Get back to your life!

“Thank you for all your dedication in helping our students. I have personally been able to see how your service impacts a person’s life.”

 

Enice Sankey, RN, MSN/EDCompton Unified District Nurse

Pediatrician and School Nurse Recommended

-Trained, certified head lice technicians

-Sterilized private treatment rooms

-Multiple technicians that can treat your family all at once

-Flat treatment rates

-Comprehensive head screenings

-Pediatrician recommended

-School Nurse recommended

-Certificate of treatment to give to school nurse (Signature Treatment)

-Mother Approved

-No Waiting

-No Chemicals

-No Stress

-No Hourly Rates

-On-site school, camp, and work head screenings available by our certified head lice technicians

“Gracias por toda su ayuda son muy profesionales y muy amables de verdad de todo corazon mil gracias recomiendo.”

 

RaquelWhittier
“We were so pleased with the service. Their treatment works! So say goodbye to lice quickly!”

 

NildaHuntington Beach
“Great service. I am a single father and discovered both my daughters had lice.  I brought both my daughters in to be treated and got amazing results.  I highly recommend this service to anyone who comes across this situation.”

 

GeorgeRedondo Beach
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