What Are Lice?
Lice aren’t just annoying. A lice infestation is a health concern that opens victims up to risks for disease and infection. While many of us know lice infestation as a playground nuisance affecting school-aged children, the truth is that lice can create serious consequences for every member of your family. That’s why professional lice removal is recommended. Luckily, professional lice removal costs combined with convenient clinic locations can help to make your lice problem go away quickly! Just how seriously should you be taking lice? Learn about the menacing health problems hiding behind what can seem like innocent itchiness.
The Dangers of Lice
There’s simply no ignoring lice! These menacing, biting insects love scalps because they provide easy access to fresh, warm blood. Lice cause itching, redness, irritability, lack of sleep, and swollen lymph nodes. It’s also possible to develop skin infections from excessive scratching. However, the peskiness commonly associated with lice is only the beginning. Untreated lice can actually cause long-term health consequences for people of all ages.
Lice Can Cause Anemia
“Lice feed on human blood, and heavy and chronic lice infestation can lead to chronic blood loss with resultant iron deficiency anemia,” according to a study linking severe iron-deficiency anemia with a heavy lice infestation. Anemia should not be taken lightly. Iron-deficiency anemia can increase your risks for developing complications affecting the heart and lungs. In some cases, anemia can lead to an abnormally fast heartbeat that poses risks for heart failure due to the heart being unable to pump enough blood at the right pressure. Unfortunately, this life-threatening condition can start with what seems like an innocent lice infestation in your home.
Lice Can Cause Skin Irritation
Long-term lice exposure can cause skin changes. In fact, it’s common for people with untreated lice to notice thickening and discoloration in the skin around the waist, groin, and upper thighs. These skin changes aren’t just concerning from an aesthetic angle. As lice feed on blood through the skin, they have the potential to spread bacterial diseases to their victims. Typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever are linked with lice. Scarring is also possible when scabs caused by scratching don’t heal properly.
The Benefits of Professional Lice Removal
There’s no need to take chances when it comes to lice removal. The truth is that many home remedies for lice don’t work. What’s more, they create a false sense of confidence that causes you to have your shields down. The false sense of security created by at-home lice treatments can cause you to allow lice to spread with a vengeance throughout your family, school, daycare facility, workplace, or community. Lingering lice also put you under direct threat for anemia, infections, and illness.
A Professional Can Get Rid of Lice Quickly
A professional lice clinic is equipped with the tools to put an end to a lice infestation. First, professional lice lifters can accurately diagnose a lice infection by confirming the visual presence of active lice and nits. This diagnosis is important for confirming that the itching and scabbing you’re experiencing are caused by lice instead of some other underlying medical condition.
Once a lice diagnosis is confirmed, professional lice lifters can comb through your hair using a sterile metal comb that lifts active lice and nits. Next, lice-killing products are applied to the hair and scalp to kill lice that often evade tactics used by at-home kits and mobile lice clinics. Many people who try to find lice on their own are unsuccessful because lice move quickly to avoid the light. Many people assume that washing their hair is enough to get rid of lice because they aren’t aware that lice can hold their breath in water for hours. When you take a shower or bath in an attempt to kill lice, the lice simply enter a state of suspended being that allows them to cling tightly to the fibers in your hair!
A Professional Can Help Prevent the Spread of Lice
Professional lice removal isn’t just focused on helping you find relief from the painful itching, crawling sensations caused by lice. Seeking effective lice-killing treatments helps you to put an end to the spread. Lice spread easily through hair-to-hair contact. That means that anyone who comes into physical contact with you can become a lice victim. In addition, lice are commonly spread by sharing hats, scarves, hoodies, helmets, towels, pillows, combs, and other personal items.
The Lice Removal Process
What can you expect when you book an appointment for professional lice removal? The good news is that you can get rid of a lice problem using a one-time visit that offers a 30-day guarantee when you book an appointment at any Lice Lifters location around America. Our lice removal kills 99.9% of lice in their tracks. Unlike at-home and mobile lice options, Lice Lifters treatments are effective against medication-resistant lice called super lice. Take a look at what you can expect during your appointment.
At Lice Lifters, we always confirm the presence of lice using a “head check” before administering treatment. This ensures that you’re never paying a professional lice removal cost for no reason. We’ll let you know if lice can’t be found. If lice are found, we’ll give you a report on the severity of your infestation. Next, we’ll work with you to create a custom plan for ending your lice infestation using our state-of-the-art, all-natural lice treatments.
How much is professional lice removal? At Lice Lifters, we specialize in affordable lice removal treatments for the whole family using safe, all-natural ingredients. It’s even possible that you’ll pay nothing for your lice treatment if it’s covered by your insurance. The Life Lifters team can provide you with insurance codes for the treatments offered at our salon locations.
The Lice Lifters guaranteed treatment process begins with one of our certified technicians applying our Lice Lifters Mousse to your hair and scalp. This safe, all-natural treatment stuns the lice in place. It also helps to loosen the nits (lice eggs) that stick to hair follicles with a glue-like substance that makes them nearly impossible to remove on your own. In fact, many common lice treatments that are effective at killing lice don’t do anything to address nits stuck in the hair. That means that you’ll be due for another infestation the moment that eggs hatch.
Once Life Lifters Mousse is applied, our trained technicians comb through the hair using a specialized louse comb that is able to pull out nits. If we’re confident that lice and nits have been lifted, we apply a Lice Lifters Solution to kill any remaining live activity in your hair. You can grab our exclusive lice-killing mousse, shampoo, conditioner, and detangler before heading out the door to enjoy your lice-free life!
What are the most effective measures against head lice?
Prevention is the best policy for preventing lice. A mix of smart practices and lice prevention products can help you to avoid becoming part of an outbreak if a lice infestation is going around your town. Never share hats, hoodies, scarves, helmets, towels, pillows, bedding, combs, brushes, hair ribbons, headphones, or similar items with other people. Encourage kids to avoid head-to-head contact when playing with friends at home, school, the playground, camp, or slumber parties. It’s also wise to avoid plush surfaces in public areas. Lice can actually live for up to 48 hours on upholstered furniture. Finally, washing fabric in hot temperatures after being in close contact with other people may help to prevent a lice outbreak. Items that can’t be put in the dryer can be isolated in a plastic bag for two days, put in the freezer, vacuumed, or use a lint roller to prevent bringing infestation into your home.
Can you contract head lice as an adult?
Absolutely! Adults contact lice in all the same ways that children do. In fact, you may be at greater risk if you have kids. It’s important to get your own lice treatment done if you suspect that your child has lice because the infestation will pass between members of the family until all lice are killed.
How do I get rid of head lice and head lice eggs?
Killing lice is the only way to get rid of them. Washing your hair won’t be enough because lice actually thrive in water. A professional lice removal appointment with a lice clinic capable of killing medication-resistant super lice is the best way to fully get rid of lice.
Don’t Wait Another Day to Book Your Lice Removal Appointment
How much for professional lice removal? You’ll get the best deal in America when you book an appointment at your local Lice Lifters location. Only Lice Lifters kills active lice and nits with nearly 100% accuracy. Our treatments are safe, gentle, and effective. Book your consultation with a lice technician in a kid-friendly, salon-style clinic today!