The Airalle is the most advanced lice-treatment service available. Across the world, there are thousands of lice treatment professionals who make up the Lice Clinics of America network. Manufactured by Larada Sciences, the FDA-cleared AirAllé® device (formerly called LouseBuster), is backed by a 30-day re-treatment Policy.*
AirAllé® (pronounced air-a-lay)
The FDA-cleared AirAllé device dehydrates lice and eggs, effectively killing them. This is a safe, more efficient alternative to treating head lice with pesticides, herbal lice remedies, suffocation products or lice combs. The device, which was invented by scientists at the University of Utah, kills lice and nits through a specifically calculated combination of temperature, airflow, time, and technique.
Because the AirAllé device is highly effective when it comes to killing nits (lice eggs), which are the hardest for traditional lice products to exterminate, the chances of needing any type of follow up treatment are almost non-existent. At the clinic location here in Danvers, MA with thousands of treatments done at this point, we are proud to say that we have never had a failed treatment (Established Jan. 2015).
Studies conducted on over 500 people with head lice demonstrated the efficacy and safety of the AirAllé treatment from start to finish (see published data in the peer-reviewed Pediatrics and Journal of Medical Entomology).
The AirAllé® device concept originated in the laboratory of Dr. Dale Clayton at the University of Utah, where he is a professor in the Department of Biology.
Dr. Clayton successfully cultured lice on captive birds, such as common pigeons, for basic research purposes.
When he moved his lab to the University of Utah, from Oxford University in England, he encountered great difficulty keeping lice alive on captive birds. He was informed that, because of Utah's arid climate, they too had difficulty keeping insect cultures alive.
When his elementary school children contracted head lice, he thought it might be possible to control by reducing the level of humidity near the scalp. The question was how to accomplish this trick.
After years of work and prototypes, the publication in 2006 of a paper in the journal Pediatrics along with a press release by the University of Utah created an eruption of worldwide media attention that sanctioned widespread interest in the Airalle device, and the necessity for such an innovative head lice treatment option. Parents everywhere have benefited from the science and technology that is the basis of the Airalle Treatment.
Another study was released in the Journal of Medical Entomology that once again, showed the LouseBuster (which is now the AirAllé® Lice Device) was highly effective at killing lice and nits.