BY JORDAN M / PITTSFORD, NY CLINIC
You may think you need a lice vacuum but what you are really looking for is the AirAllé® lice device.
Each week we take calls from stressed parents looking for a service that uses a vacuum for head lice removal or asking if they can use a blow dryer to treat their kids for lice. Understandably so, the AirAllé® does look like a cross between a vacuum and a hair dryer, of which of course, it is neither.
The AirAllé® is an FDA cleared medical device that packs a punch. The temperature controlled device, with a patented one time use recyclable tip, actually blows controlled heated air across the scalp at just the right temperature to dehydrate lice and a whopping 99.2% of nits (eggs). This device is the only treatment on the market that is able to penetrate lice eggs and kill the developing embryo inside. The AirAllé® been used successfully to treat over 450,000 people world-wide with no issue.
In short, the AirAllé® does not suck up the lice and eggs like a vacuum. It is also more sophisticated than a blow dryer. We advise callers to be careful not to confuse our clinically tried and true device with a vacuum or a blow dryer which could burn the scalp.
After killing the lice and eggs by dehydration, we do remove the debris. We don’t vacuum them out though! Instead, at Lice Clinics Upstate NY (aka Naughty Nits), we offer a full comb out by a certified technician to remove the all debris — including the hard to get nits which are glued on to the hair.
So while we may not vacuum them up or kill them with a blow dyer, you can be assured that we will take care of your lice problem today!
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Lice Clinics Upstate NY (Naughty Nits) is the sole service provider of the AirAllé® with convenient locations in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. We look forward to helping you today.