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One Mom’s Lice Nightmare Becomes Business Dream that Helps Other Moms with New Lice Clinics of America Treatment Center in Kingwood

New clinic provides guaranteed, one-and-done lice treatments using FDA-cleared medical device

Kingwood, Texas

Jen Mortensen’s lice nightmare began when hosting relatives who brought head lice with them to her home in California. Little did she know it would lead to a new business opportunity. “I freaked out,” she admits. “My husband went to the drugstore and bought every lice-killing treatment available. I cleaned the house like a maniac and put everything made of fabric outside.”

The family thought they had solved their lice problem. But when the group traveled to Utah to visit more family members, things took a turn for the worse. “The lice weren’t gone after all,” Jen said, “so we repeated the whole process with the drugstore shampoos and the cleaning. Once again, it didn’t work, and we were all frustrated, exhausted, and getting angry.”

Finally, the families found Lice Clinics of America®. “We took 11 people to Lice Clinics of America,” Jen said. “They patiently checked all of us, and four of us had lice. They took care of the issue in less than an hour per person and restored our sanity and our peace of mind. We were overjoyed, and my husband said we could do this for other people.”

Lice Clinics of America is the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the AirAllé®, an FDA-cleared medical device clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

Jen has since opened Lice Clinics of America – Kingwood, a serendipitous opportunity as the family had been considering moving to the area. The clinic provides screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice and is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé medical device.

“I am determined to advocate for parents to prevent them from going through what we did,” Jen said.

Many parents, like Jen, try and fail to treat head lice with traditional head lice treatment products. Head lice have become immune to the chemical pesticides in the most popular products. A recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of so-called ‘super lice’ in most U.S. states are resistant to the active ingredients. The pesticides used in traditional lice products have also been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children.

A former teacher, Jen is aware that many schools and healthcare providers continue to recommend treatments that are no longer effective. “We always sent people to the drugstore,” Jen said. “I’m on a mission to make sure people don’t relive our lice nightmare.”

The AirAllé medical device is effective against ‘super lice’ because it doesn’t rely on pesticides. The device has treated more than 400,000 cases of head lice worldwide with a success rate better than 99 percent.

Lice Clinics of America – Kingwood is located at 2330 Timber Shadows Dr., Suite 102. The clinic is open seven days a week by appointment. The AirAllé treatment comes with a 30-day guarantee when all family members are treated or screened for head lice.

With more than 350 clinics in 36 countries, Lice Clinics of America (www.LiceClinicsOfAmerica.com) is the largest network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé (www.airalle.com) are brands owned by Larada Sciences™, Inc., which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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