Stephanie Knecht knew there had to be a better way to treat head lice.
“Most of the over-the-counter and prescription drug products are ineffective and the repetitive treatments and lengthy comb outs seemed like such an unnecessary strain on both children and parents,” Knecht said. “The whole process can be overwhelming and frustrating to families, leaving them unsure of where to turn for help.”
Knecht did some research and discovered Lice Clinics of America, which kills lice and lice eggs using heated air distributed through an AirAlle device. She was so impressed with the results and company that she will open her own clinic, Lice Clinics of America-Danbury, at 11 Stony Hill Road just over the border in Bethel.
Lice Clinics of America-Danbury will provide screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice. It is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé device, which is FDA-cleared and patented. It dehydrates lice and lice eggs, or nits, using heated air. The treatment takes about one hour and comes with a 30-day guarantee.
“It kills even the so-called super lice,” Knecht said.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are six to 12 million instances of lice infestation each year in the U.S. Infestations are most common among young children. Lice move by crawling and cannot hop or fly. Lice are spread mostly through direct contact with the hair of an infested person, according to the CDC.
The clinic is open seven days per week by appointment. To reach Lice Clinics of America Connecticut, call 866-470-4360.