Have you been treating your family with a drugstore head lice product, only to realize several days later, that they still have lice? If this is you, don’t worry, this is a very common method for parents all over the Kansas City area. As the owner of Combers KC, a head lice treatment and prevention facility in Overland Park, KS., I hear this many times a day from our clients who have tried everything and failed; we are their last resort at helping them get rid of head lice.
We have been in business for over 2 years now and 90% of our customers have pre-treated with over-the-counter products but failed to get rid of the lice on their own. I know moms that have repeatedly sat in front of the television picking through their child’s hair for hours upon hours, daily. The child and mother are often in tears, the child’s head hurts, the mother’s back is sore, and it seems like neither one of them are getting anywhere. Feeling defeated, Mom finally confides in a friend, co-worker, or physician who tells her about us; A head lice treatment facility that treats the head lice for you. Affordable, professional, safe, effective and guaranteed. Mom picks up the phone to call us and is immediately calm again, the peace of mind sets in as we take over. Parents are always grateful that someone told them about us and that they finally found someone who can actually help them.
So, why exactly could mom not get rid of the head lice, but we can? The over-the-counter products such as Rid and Nix that contain the pediculicide permethrin, are not as effective as they use to be. This is the result of being the only treatment option available for many many years. It has caused a strain of head lice to build a resistance to the permethrin, making it not work, this is also known as the knockdown resistance mutation. This is a problem researchers have been working on for about 20 years, but the newest studies are showing that head lice are now almost 100% knockdown resistance. This study was conducted by John Clark, a Professor of environmental toxicology and chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and some of his colleagues. You can find this report in greater detail in the March issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.
Combers KC uses and retails Happyheads, all natural, safe and effect head lice removal and prevention products. These are proven effective for treatments and prevention and used exclusively at Combers. After treating with the products, we use the Terminator Nit comb to comb through the hair thoroughly removing bugs and nits. We then section the hair in 4 sections, and perform our strand by strand treatment process, removing anything remaining in the hair. We schedule a 7 and 14 day follow and guarantee our service for 30 days. Since these products are made with all natural ingredients, head lice can not build a resistance to them, making the safe and effective.
I wish I could find a way to reach parents before they head to the drug store and advise them to not waste their time, energy and money on the over-the-counter products that have been proven to be ineffective. If you or anyone you know needs help, advice, or head lice questions answered, please call us, we are trained, certified and educated with the most up to date data on all things related to head lice and we love educating others.
Combers KC, is the only licensed head lice treatment salon in the Kansas City area. We are a full service head lice facility that only provides safe, non-toxic treatments. If you want a guaranteed effective treatment, that’s affordable, call Combers KC. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and help you find the best solution for your head lice needs. Call the professionals at Combers KC Head Lice Treatment and Prevention Salon at (913)451-COMB(2662) or visit our website: www.comberskc.com
SOURCE: John Marshall Clark, Ph.D., professor of environmental toxicology and chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; David Pariser, M.D., professor, dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, and former president, American Academy of Dermatology; March 2014, Journal of Medical Entomology