Lynn Smith spent most of her career marketing advances in medical technology as a sales and business development executive for biotech companies. When the Smith family was confronted with head lice for the first time, and traditional solutions failed, she turned to a proven medical device solution and was so impressed with it that she started a clinic in her hometown.
“When one of my daughters had head lice, we had to remove her immediately from school until she was nit-free,” Lynn said. “That meant missed work for me, and when treatment after treatment failed, the expenses mounted, my daughter couldn’t go to school, and I couldn’t work. It was extremely frustrating.”
Research led her to a Lice Clinics of America treatment center 40-minutes away in Newton. She brought her family of five, and it turned out that three of them had head lice, including Lynn. “Initially I was overwhelmed thinking, how are we going to deal with this? Then they used the AirAllé® medical device, and we were lice-free in two hours.”
Lynn was so impressed she opened Lice Clinics of America – Lowell, located in Chelmsford on the Lowell line, to provide screening, diagnosis, and treatment for people infested with head lice using the AirAllé device. The AirAllé is the only FDA-cleared Class I medical device that kills both head lice and lice eggs using controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and their eggs (nits). The device is clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs.