Have You Heard About Our Protection Plan?

When you get sick, you go to a doctor. When you have lice, you (should) go to a Lice Clinics of America clinic. With doctors, you have insurance. Now, with Lice Clinics of America – San Diego you have our Lice Protection Plan. We’re so excited to announce this new plan in place for our customers, so you never have to stress about lice treatments!

When you sign up for our lice protection plan, you’ll receive 3 head lice screenings and 2 treatments, all included in your monthly cost. We’re so confident in our service, we know that in the event you come into contact with lice again, we’ll be your first choice for protection.

The Lice Clinics of America Protection Plan includes the following:

  • Up to 3 free (optional) head screenings per year
  • Up to 2 free Signature AirAllé treatments per year in the event of any future lice infestation upon positive diagnosis by Lice Clinics of America certified technician.
  • Peace of mind knowing that we’re here to help at any time to help

This is the most simple and easy way to have a stress free year by knowing your family is covered completely. When you get the dreaded lice notice from your children’s school, or a fellow parent letting you know their child has lice right after a sleepover. Fear not! You have the plan and are covered.

At Lice Clinics of America – San Diego the Protection Plan is $13 per month per person. Only enrolled participants are eligible to receive plan benefits.

We are dedicated to serving the families in our community and we feel that one of the best ways we can do that is to offer this protection plan. Its peace of mind knowing that your family is covered in case lice decides to try to join your family.

Lice Clinics of America has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – San Diego and Encinitas are open 7 days a week by appointment. Call 858-249-8337 or visit www.lcasandiego.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Know You’re Lice-Free Before Holiday Gathering

Know you’re lice-free before holiday gatherings for the ultimate peace of mind. Winter break is a peak time for head lice, according to Mercedes, owner of Lice Clinics of AmericaÒ – San Diego. Families gather, kids are home from school and having sleepovers and parties, and head lice spread.

Every year, we see people getting head lice during the holidays, disrupting their family time. The best way to keep head lice out of your home for the holidays is to know how to identify them in the first place. It is unfortunately not as easy as you may think.

According to the (NCBI), part of the National Institutes for Health, one of the challenges of dealing with head lice is correctly identifying the problem. “Because head lice can move quickly, their detection requires expertise and experience,” the NCBI said. “Expertise is key to diagnosis.” Even health care providers frequently misdiagnose head lice infestations.

We offer professional screenings at our clinic and highly recommend them before and after school breaks. It’s the best way to have peace of mind that your household is lice free. You can’t rely on a child scratching his or her head because many children have no symptoms for several weeks. Head lice are fast—they can travel eight inches per second and will go deep into a child’s hair when frightened, which can make them really hard to find on children with long hair.

Sometimes, people think they have head lice but a professional screening reveals it’s just dandruff or dry skin. Parents shouldn’t have to pay to be treated for something they don’t have. If we do find head lice, you can be treated on the spot and leave our clinic lice-free in one hour. We use the AirAllé® device, the only FDA-cleared medical device that provides fast and effective head lice treatment.”

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

“AirAllé has been used to treat more than 400,000 cases of head lice throughout the world with a success rate better than 99 percent,” said. “That’s why we can guarantee that if we do find head lice during a screening, you’ll leave our clinic lice-free.”

Lice Clinics of America – is one of more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in more than 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest growing network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lcasandiego.com, email nsanders@lcasandiego.com, or call 858-249-8337.

Lice Clinics of America San Diego Honors Teachers

Lice Clinics of America® San Diego Honors Teachers and School Nurses with Free Screenings and Free Treatments To support teachers and school nurses in San Diego.

Teachers and school nurses are often on the front lines of educational, social, and health challenges that families face. They’re often the ones that have to bear the uncomfortable news to a family that a child has head lice, which can be very stressful for everyone involved, so we want to make that a little easier.

Studies have shown that head lice are often misdiagnosed, and a professional head lice screening can be an invaluable first step in confronting the situation. Also, many parents don’t initially want to believe their children have head lice. A professional screening can answer both questions.

It’s important that families know that it’s actually head lice that are found in children’s hair before undergoing treatment. Our certified technicians are experts and can quickly determine if dandruff or dry skin have mistakenly been identified as head lice—much to the relief of everyone.

If head lice are found, don’t worry. Treatment can usually be performed on the spot using our AirAllé® medical device, and you will leave the clinic lice-free. The AirAllé device is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment that usually takes about an hour.

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as lice have developed a resistance to the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in most states are now immune to the active ingredients in these products.

Most of the people that come to our clinic have already tried and failed to get rid of lice with over-the-counter products. Many have been struggling with head lice for months, and they are so relieved to know that we have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution.

The AirAllé device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. It works by applying carefully controlled warm air to the scalp and hair to dehydrate lice and eggs. There are no pesticides or chemical used during our treatment process.

Head lice treatment using the AirAllé medical device is available exclusively at Lice Clinics of America professional lice treatment centers. With more than 300 clinics in 33 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest-growing network of professional lice clinics in the world. Close to 400,000 cases of head lice have been treated using the AirAllé device, with a success rate better than 99 percent.

Our clinic also offers home lice treatment and prevention products. For more information visit www.lcasandiego.com or call 858-249-8337.

Back To School Season

Back To School Season

Back to school season is finally upon us! Getting into the perfect back to school routine and establishing how to have a smooth sailing 2019 is all in this blog! A new year brings a great fresh slate and fresh start for you to write your future and redefine who you are and aspire to be. You can approach this school year with a positive attitude and discipline to stay on top of what is important.

A Good Schedule

Electronics are fun but also play a big part in distractions. As fun as scrolling through Facebook or Instagram all hours of the night can be, you will regret it in the morning. Sleep is so important and feeling rested has a lot of impact on your learning experience. Have your child put their phone down along with no TV until studying and homework is complete. Setting restrictions and boundaries for your child ahead of time, you will be more likely to stick to them. Set time guidelines and calculate how much time everyday your child will need to get dressed, eat breakfast etc.

Positivity is Success

Feeding your children’s growing brains with positive affirmations can set them up for success! Offering educational support as well as emotional support is so important. It also helps to have a great relationship with the teachers touching base through email once a week. For your pre-teen or teenagers encourage them to have their favorite inspirational quotes on their notebook. They will see it every time it opens and feel rays of positivity, for example:

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
-Taylor Swift

Stay Lice Free

Staying lice free may be hard to do with all of the activities, selfies and sleepovers the school year may bring. With so much to do during your busy week, the last thing you need is an unwanted lice infestation.

We offer the quickest one and done treatment for lice removal by using controlled heated air. Our Air Alle’ medical heated air device is 99.9% effective killing all stages of lice in as little as one hour. We also have the best Lice Prevention Line of Products; call us now at 858-249-8337

Sending your kid to summer camp? Lice detention is your best ally

Like many other parents you are probably already getting ready to send out your kids to summer camps. Whether they are staying overnight or just going to the day a few preparations are in order. Have you thought about Head Lice? The truth is that many children come back from camp with head lice and the best thing we can do is detect & prevent. But how?

1. Check you child for lice before sending them to camp so that if they are infested you can treat them before it further spreads and before you have to pull them out of camp. Find out more on how to check for Head Lice. 
2. Send your children to camp with our preventative spray & shampoo. This products are specifically design to repel lice, thus diminishing the likelihood of you child catching lice. Check more about our products.
3. Ask the camps if they can do a pre-screening before all the kids start camp. This will help you and them contain any possible infestations and avoid them spreading to all other kids. Did you know Lice Clinics of America offers FREE Head Screenings at Camps? Have your children’s camp give us a call and we’ll gladly help them!
And last but not least, forget about having lousy days, if your kids have lice, bring them in and we’ll take care of it professionally with a safe and fast treatment.

Lice in School: Let them Stay

I have recently been talking to parents that come in to the clinic and they all have an opinion on whether schools should allow children to come in with lice or not. Although our quick response may be “of course not,” the answer is rather complicated.
The state of California allows for schools to decide if they want to have a “nit free policy” or not. That means, any child with a nit must be sent home and will not resume his/her studies until being nit (lice egg) free. But other schools only send a circular home and allow children in the classroom with lice so that they do not miss any school time. As we all can all, both options have their pros and cons.
It is important to mention that even though most popular belief is that lice origin at school, the reality is that head lice is a community problem brought to the schools and not the other way around.
At Lice Clinics of America San Diego we believe the best is to educate our community on head lice so that we minimize the stigma and we can be alert in preventing and minimizing cross infestations. Education is key to help children to be treated right away and help them prevent from getting it again. Find out more at lcasandiego.com

Get the Facts, Share the truth about Head Lice.

When talking about lice there’s a lot of misconceptions, myths and stigma. In an attempt to help parents, teachers and families understand better how head lice works, Lice Clinics of America has launched a viral video that enlightens and educates on head lice:

 

Lice Clinics of America San Diego kills Super Lice

Super Lice have become a trendy topic in the past weeks. A recent paper presented at the American Chemical’s Society in Boston noted that lice have become resilient to most over the counter agents and thus becoming harder to kill and, most times,  a nightmare for moms. Many media around San Diego have been talking about Super Lice and how to treat them. The Union Tribune San Diego highlights Lice Clinics of America San Diego as the solution for Super Lice.

At Lice Clinics of America San Diego we can handle Super Lice. We use our FDA cleared medical Device, Air Alle,that dehydrates lice & nits (eggs) in just one treatment. Our best seller treatment, uses the AirAlle device to dehydrate all the lice and eggs. then our professionally trained technicians will comb-out any dead debris and finally apply a rinse. Our full treatment comes with a re-treatment policy* for 30-days and takes just about an hour!

 

Lice is making children miss school!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a publication recommending children to not stay home if they have lice.
Debate has been created since the publication as most schools have a no nit policy in place. Head lice do not spread any diseases and are considered safe even tough they may be annoying and even disgusting sometimes.
The issue according to experts is that around 12 million people get lice in the U.S and, for children, that has a tremendous impact on number of days missed at school due to head lice. On the other hand, schools and states that have a no-nit policy explain that head lice spread extremely fast and it’s a safety precaution to send children home so the totality of the classroom remains not infested. However, it is important to remember that once an infestation is noted the likelihood of it being spread already is high. Removing that child from the classroom may help prevent further infestations but does not guarantee that no one else will be infested already, after all head lice crawl and spread really fast especially in children  from 4-11 years old.
The solution for AAP is to allow children to finish their day at school but encourages parents to take care of it in an immediate way to prevent other children from getting infested. This solution will help diminish absenteeism but it also has an impact on the child’s socio-emotional well being as the social stigma that staying home and not being allowed back at school also diminishes.
Lice Clinics of America San Diego offers same-day appointments lice removal treatments! The AirAlle device dehydrates the lice & nits so that your child can be lice free without countless hours combing hair or toxic chemicals. all natural, safe and just in one hour!

 

A teacher’s perspective on head lice

At Lice Clinics of America San Diego we want to work with schools and teachers to help them avoid cross infestations in the classrooms. We help nurses perform head screenings to catch infestations right at the begging! If you are part of a school or a school nurse, contact us for more information: info@lcasandiego.com.