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.