Lice Charmers Lice Clinic Hot Air Head Lice Treatment Info

Lice! The word itself sends shivers down the spines of parents everywhere. Just hearing about it can make you itchy.

Treatment involves multiple methods for removing head lice parasites from human hair. The most common and conventional therapies have been the pesticide-based solutions that target the tiny bugs and their eggs. However, lice have developed resistance to these treatments. Other treatments include nit and lice combs and home remedies of least effectiveness. A new treatment has come into the limelight that uses hot air to eradicate lice.

Effectiveness of hot air treatment for elimination of lice

Different techniques of using hot air treatment include: a bonnet-style hair dryer, a wall-mounted dryer, a handheld blow-dryer, a custom-built high-volume, hot-air blower.

The lice device was specifically created to dehydrate lice through heated air. It has a flexible hose through which warm air is blown. It also has a rake-like head piece at the end. It kills lice and nits not by burning, but by drying them out. However, this hot air lice clinic treatment has some shortcomings.

Downsides of the treatment

· Treatment with the device is only guaranteed for the most expensive lice treatment option.

· The hot air treatment method is sufficient to kill most live bugs. However, this method does not kill all nits, and they require lice removal with a comb. Any heat treatment method requires combing afterward.

· Some studies have proved that hot air treatments do not result in 100% mortality, and the only study done on the airalle device was conducted by the company that owns the device and sell them.

· The high heat of the machine can make the scalp feel inflamed and painful to the touch.

· If hot air treatments requires combing, why not just do combing?

This treatment is quite safe as no chemicals are used, and it is highly unlikely that lice will develop resistance. However, it has been found that the hot air treatment does not kill 100 percent of lice and eggs. It is possible that some lice or eggs may have escaped treatment or may not have been killed during the procedure. If so, there may be living lice, and viable eggs still present in the client’s hair after the treatment.

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References

NPR.org: The Key to Keeping Lice at Bay

AAFP: Hot Air Treatment

JPEDS: Study

Chicago Tribune: Hot Air

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Lice Charmers has head Lice Removal options for families in need. Lice Charmers does Lice Treatment that is fast efficient and guaranteed. Lice Charmers is a Lice Clinic for professional treatment of lice, super lice, and nits in a single appointment.  Call us if you’re looking for lice removal near me or lice treatment near me.

Jill Sweney
Jill Sweney
Quick to schedule and accommodate my family. Effective from what we can tell so far. Expensive but not as much as some other places in the area. Friendly technician.
jason
jason
We had several consecutive lice warnings at daycare and so we decided to take our toddler here for an inspection. They were really accommodating, informative, and all around provided great service.
Alisha Bender
Alisha Bender
Long story short .....AMAZING service. My teenager keeps sharing her brush at school & got lice. She has really long hair & so I decided to Google lice removal and man are we happy we found Lex! Discreet, but safe location! Super knowledgeable & while I hope we never have to deal with this again, we'd happily return.
Chelsea Epstein
Chelsea Epstein
We had a great experience going to Lice Charmers. Sydney was the best!!! I didn’t know about lice charmers when I first discovered lice and spent the first 48 hours trying to shampoo and comb myself and my two kids. A friend told me about lice charmers and I wish I had gone straight to them!!! They were very efficient, but also patient and understanding when dealing with my younger son. They answered all my questions about how I manage all the bedding, stuffies etc. And the best part, we left lice free!! We went two weeks ago so I can confirm we stayed lice free too! Well worth the money to feel peace of mind to move on with life and not be stuck worrying if we still had it.
Jacob Lear
Jacob Lear
Excellent service that gets the job done the first time!
Cosmo
Cosmo
Sydney was great. Loved talking to her. Happy the life is gone :)
Kaitlyn Imboden
Kaitlyn Imboden
Was so grateful for the piece of mind and tips on prevention! She did a great job. :)
Ashley Teitelman
Ashley Teitelman
I am SOOO grateful this place exists!!! Sydney was absolutely WONDERFUL in every way … she took so much time to educate me and I left feeling relieved of my anxiety and MUCH more knowledgeable about head lice and how it spreads! The best $40 I ever spent for peace of mind, a wonderful service & accurate information. Would recommend this place (and person!!!) to anyone in need of a head check/ treatment. Thank you Sydney for calming my anxiety and giving me what felt like a scalp massage!!!!
Emily Barrett
Emily Barrett
Nothing about lice is pleasant… but Lice Charmers in Beaverton was! Light, bright, kid friendly, clean, positive, and totally helpful to the whole family. Whew. What a relief! Highly recommend their rapid, responsive services and quality treatment to be declared (so happily) “lice free”!
Sarah Rushford
Sarah Rushford
Very kind with my anxious daughter, easygoing, thorough, and reassuring, clean, quiet, and relaxing salon.
Julie McDonald
Julie McDonald
No one wants to find lice on their kid’s head (let alone their own)…so if you want to know for sure, get that head checked!!! After learning that 2 other daycare kids had lice, we needed to know & Lex found some baby lice on our heads. We’re so glad we caught them before they became a bigger problem. Lex was so great with my 2 year old, who loved the scalp check and hated the heat treatment. The heat treatment felt great to me! I shared this resource with other daycare parents and got additional peace of mind that we could get ahead of this little outbreak.
Kathryn Gordon
Kathryn Gordon
If/when you hit the ‘lice’ square on the old kiddo bingo card do yourself a favor and go see Lex at Lice Charmers in Renton. Lice is stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Do not waste your time with at home treatment — it’s bound to come back. Lice Charmers can check for and treat lice, and is SUPERIOR to doing at home self treatment. Highly, highly recommended.Lice started making its way through my son’s daycare class. I wasn’t seeing any on his head when doing dry checks, and he wasn’t itching, but I called to see what kind of availability they had just in case. Conor answered and gave me a wealth of information over the phone so I felt confident doing a wet check with a nit comb at home that night. I thought I found a few nits but wasn’t totally sure so I called the next morning. I was able to book a same day appointment.Lex is great with kids — my 3.5 year old is usually nervous at appointments and he did amazingly. His check and treatment took about 40 minutes. Plus there were lots of different things for him to play with while I received my treatment too. (Side note — the treatment honestly felt amazing, and for a busy mom of 2, it was basically a spa day head massage)My husband and our infant daughter also came in that same evening. If everyone in the household is checked and cleared, the treatment is guaranteed for 30 days. Knowing we were leaving lice-free, and that my son can return to school the next day is incredible. They can also provide a return to school clearance letter if you request it.It’s a total game changer to have a professional take care of the lice. Plus they sell the oil they use and if you apply it for an hour once every 7-10 days it prevents any future infestation which is key since it’s likely going to keep going in waves through his class for a while.To not have to deal with treating and picking them all out is such a relief. The lice were SO hard to see. THANK YOU, Lex!
Rebecca Cherry
Rebecca Cherry
We were recommended to Lice Charmers by friends who used them. Connor got the infested child scheduled same day. My child reported liking the people because they were fun and asked fun questions. My child warned me that there’s a machine that looks scary but feels really nice and warm on your head. I met Melanie the next day. She was kind, straight forward, relaxed, thorough and gentle as she did my head check. Fortunately, she found nothing but sadly that meant I missed out on the scary looking but nice feeling machine.
Janet Mendez-Santiago
Janet Mendez-Santiago
I can't recommend Lice Charmers enough! Sydney was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and reassuring throughout the entire process. Not only did she effectively eliminate the lice problem, but she also provided valuable tips for prevention. The facility was clean, comfortable, and child-friendly, making the experience as stress-free as possible. Thank you, Lice Charmers, for your exceptional service and expertise!
Tayler Sullivan Anderson
Tayler Sullivan Anderson
Melanie was super pleasant and very professional. She made our less than ideal situation a lot better. We had fun conversation while she did a great job. Would highly recommend! You’re awesome Melanie!
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