Itchy and scratchy. Scratchy and itchy. It might seem like nothing at first. But as time goes on you begin to notice that the satisfying yet abrasive hand-to-head contact is happening more frequently. Then your mind starts racing. Did you use a new shampoo? When was the last time you washed your hair? Maybe a longer period of time in between washes causes your scalp to react. Was it something you ate? Are you allergic?
So many questions and a head lice infestation might not be the first one that you ask yourself. Even if it is, that won’t help the worry because what if you don’t remember where you got them from? At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we completely understand how worrisome this can be, especially for families or individuals who have never encountered this kind of infestation before. Our highly skilled staff and clinicians offer top-of-the-line services at either our Jacksonville, Orlando, or Savannah locations and deliver quality results.
Fresh Heads Lice Removal takes pride in not only our next-level treatment options but also in ensuring that every client has a complete understanding of why we do what we do. That means including informative blogs like this and having thorough discussions with clients when they enter our offices.
To know whether or not you have a case of head lice, first know what they even are, where they come from, and how they spread from person to person
Head Lice: Physiology
For starters, head lice, and body lice are two different things. Head lice feed off of and are primarily found on the scalp. Body lice live for example, on clothing or bedding, and feed on most parts of the skin. Head lice do not transfer diseases while body lice can.
Size And Color
Adult head lice are about the size of a sesame seed and are commonly grey/white in color. However, they can also be a darker color for individuals who have darker hair. They have six legs and on the end of each are hook-like claws that allow them to grip onto the hair strand firmly. When they move around on the scalp, there’s this head-tickling sensation that causes people to itch.
Nits And Nymphs
An adult female head louse can lay about 6-10 nits, or eggs, a day. Nits are light in color and are the size of a knot in a piece of thread. They are, somewhat strategically if you think about it, laid ¼ of an inch above the scalp. This makes them nearly impossible to remove without the proper tools and treatments from a licensed professional.
After about 9 days the nit hatches into a Nymph. They look exactly like an adult head louse, just smaller in size. They feed on the blood from the scalp until they fully mature 9-12 days later.
Symptoms Of Head Lice Infestation
There are a few signs and symptoms you can look for to determine whether or not you have head lice, however, to be sure it’s best to visit one of our locations for a screening.
Besides constant itching and scratching, feeling a tickling sensation on the scalp can be an indicator for head lice.
Difficulty sleeping and or open sores on the scalp caused by head scratching are other signs of head lice.
As we talked about earlier, not only are head lice small in size but they are incredibly fast-moving which makes it more challenging to see them with the naked eye. This is why it’s critical for people to seek diagnosis from a clinician at either of our three locations.
To help relieve head itching, Fresh Heads Lice Removal offers an array of treatments and products designed to eradicate head lice and nits.
Our Patented AirAlle Treatment
The purpose of our patented AirAlle technology is to ensure that each of our clients who elect to receive this treatment, only have to visit us once.
The machine uses warm, dry air to kill all of the lice, nymphs, and nits. It’s a 90-minute process that includes a comb-out and a scalp-soothing, nontoxic treatment starting at $159.99.
Other Treatment Options
We offer other treatment options to ensure everyone who walks into one of our offices will find something that works for them.
The AirAlle Supreme includes all of the perks of our original AirAlle service mentioned above and a Lice Triage Kit.
We offer a traditional comb-out for everyone, but it’s ideal for those that are under the age of three who cannot receive the AirAlle treatment. We can also provide a do-it-yourself kit that includes everything you’ll need to remove the head lice at home, for those that are feeling confident.
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal we want to ensure that every client is informed and receives the best treatments and services.
No more head tickling!
Fresh Heads Lice Removal: The Difference
Dealing with head lice can be stressful and costly if not treated quickly and with proper care. But you don’t have to be alone and frazzled when you find yourself struggling to get rid of a head lice infestation. The key is efficiency and timeliness. We mentioned earlier that female adult head lice lay about 6-10 eggs a day and they have an average life span of about a month.
All of those eggs.
Essentially, head lice are a nuisance that can go from 0 to 100. Timing is everything. Luckily, we have the tools and staff ready to tackle anything that comes our way.
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Jacksonville, FL we pride ourselves on not only having the latest technology but also the best-in-class licensed professionals. Our team is built with dedicated clinicians who work tirelessly to deliver a seamless, worry-free visit for each client. Our treatments are safe and effective, so much so that those who opt for our patented AirAlle service need only one appointment.
People visit our offices seeking an end to their ongoing itchy scalps and leave happy and lice-free!
For more information about our treatment options, visit our website and schedule an appointment today!
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!