Lice Clinics of America Opens New Treatment Center in Chicago

Clinic provides guaranteed, one-and-done lice treatments using FDA-cleared medical device

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CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Head lice infamously cause stress, disgust and embarrassment for millions of moms whose kids get infested each year. But thanks to the opening of Disentangle, moms in Chicago can stop worrying about treating the icky bugs themselves.

Disentangle, which opened August 6 and is part of the Lice Clinics of America network, provides screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice. The clinic is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé device, an FDA-cleared medical device that kills head lice and lice eggs using just heated air.

The clinic is owned by Jackie O'Connell and Katie Schickel. Schickel also owns Tranquility Hair Salon, where she and O'Connell are stylists. They decided to get into the lice-removal business after seeing numerous cases of lice in their community.

"We've seen a surge in lice outbreaks hitting Chicago in the last several years because over-the-counter pesticides are becoming less and less effective," said O'Connell. "Katie and I are working moms with eight kids between the two of us. We know how much busy moms just want a safe, one-and-done treatment for their kids. So that's what we're here for."

When they looked at opening a lice-treatment business, O'Connell and Schickel decided to become preferred providers of Lice Clinics of America so they could use the AirAllé device.

"As hair stylists and a salon owner, we know how important good customer service is," said O'Connell. "When opening our lice clinic, we wanted to make sure we provided a quick, all-natural treatment that we could really stand behind. That's why we offer a 30-day guarantee for all AirAllé treatments we do."

Disentangle is located at 11104 S. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. The clinic is open by appointment only. AirAllé treatments there take about an hour and a half.

The Chicago clinic is one of 75 U.S. clinics in the Lice Clinics of America network.

With 75 U.S. clinics and 85 international clinics, Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of professional head-lice-treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé are brands owned by Larada Sciences, Inc.


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