Pediatric Hair Solutions Guest Blogs for Charlotte Smarty Pants

Sheila Fassler, RN and owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions wrote a guest blog for the popular mommy website Charlotte Smarty Pants. In the blog post “Lice 101: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Lice“,  Sheila clears up the myths and confusing surrounding head lice.

Pediatric Hair Solutions featured in Charlotte Smarty Pants

Most parents don’t know that the most commonly used over the counter treatments are no longer effective at treating head lice. Lice have developed a resistance to the chemicals found in Rid, Nix and even prescription treatments.

Sheila also described how to determine if your child or family member has head lice and shared tips on preventing the spread of head lice.

 

Pediatric Hair Solutions Opens New Treatment Center in Mount Pleasant

Pediatric Hair Solutions celebrated the opening of its newest location in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The MD/RN owned and operated business is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of head lice. Mayor Linda Page and Mount Pleasant Councilman Mark Smith attended the opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting.

“We are thrilled to have Pediatric Hair Solutions locate in Mount Pleasant,” said Mayor Page. “We look forward to their involvement in our vibrant business community and the services they will provide the residents of Mount Pleasant.”

Head Lice removal service in Mount Pleasant and Charleston

Head lice is the second most common communicable disease, affecting 6 to 12 million school aged children each year in the United States. The problem is getting worse as lice have developed a resistance to the most commonly used over the counter treatments.

Pediatric Hair Solutions provides screening, diagnosis and head lice treatment for children and adults. Their treatment process includes a medical device that uses heated air to kill lice and eggs. The technology is clinically proven to kill 99.2% of lice and eggs.

“We look forward to providing families in the Mount Pleasant area with a safe and effective treatment for head lice,” said Sheila Fassler, the nurse who owns Pediatric Hair Solutions. “We’ve had families from the Charleston area driving two hours to our Columbia location for head lice treatment. We wanted to provide them with a local, professional resource they could count on to solve a stressful problem quickly and safely.”

Pediatric Hair Solutions is active in each community it serves, providing education, counseling and support services to families and school communities. The company’s medically trained professionals partner with school nurses and pediatricians as a resource for families in need of screening, treatment and education.

The new treatment center is located at 1041 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. It’s the company’s ninth location. Fassler and her husband, John Fassler, MD, founded Pediatric Hair Solutions in 2010.

Pediatric Hair Solutions is consistently recommended by pediatricians, school nurses and camp health administrators. The medically trained staff are certified operators of the FDA-cleared medical device, called an AirAlle. The company has treated more than 25,000 children and adults. Treatment services are reimbursable by most insurance plans

Pediatric Hair Solutions Featured in North Carolina’s Health and Wellness Magazine

Pediatric Hair Solutions was recently featured in North Carolina’s Health and Wellness Magazine. The article detailed the facts and myths surrounding head lice, including recent studies that reveal 98% of head lice have developed resistance to the most common over-the-counter products like Rid and Nix.

Head Lice Treatment Services at Pediatric Hair Solutions featured in North Carolina Health and Wellness magazine.

Health and Wellness Author Amy Burton owns Revel Salon and Color Studio in Tega Cay, SC. She refers her clients to Pediatric Hair Solutions because she wants them to receive fast, effective and medically sound treatment for head lice. She also likes the fact that the treatment solutions developed by Pediatric Hair Solutions are non-toxic and contain no pesticides.

As Amy points out in her article, “Not only was I highly impressed with their knowledge and expertise, the facility is extremely clean and comfortable.” She also talks about her own experience as a stylist seeing that head lice does not discriminate, “Head lice is highly contagious and can find a home on any head – regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. In over 35 years as a cosmetologist, I’ve encountered people with lice from toddlers to grandparents in their eighties. It used to be the schools sent notes home informing parents when there was an outbreak in the classroom. Now, many of them don’t bother. If you have school age children, work with kids, or know students living in a college dormitory, it’s a good idea to perform regular head checks – and know what to look for! Unsettling as it may be – believe it or not, many professionals including hair stylists, nurses and even doctors often miss lice infestations because they are not educated enough to know it when they see it.”

“The best head lice prevention is to avoid sharing brushes, combs, hats and bedding, especially with anyone who has an active lice infestation. There are also safe, non-toxic, natural preventative sprays that keep lice away. More and more people are using them on their children daily, especially when they hear of an outbreak at school. These products are available through Pediatric Hair Solutions, as well as select pharmacies and salons.”

Pediatric Hair Solutions Recognized as a Fast 50 Company by the Charlotte Business Journal

Pediatric Hair Solutions has been named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50 of 2016. The prestigious award recognizes the Charlotte region’s fastest growing private companies. Pediatric Hair Solutions, a leading health care provider focused on the treatment of head lice, has nine locations in four states with corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the dramatic growth and success of our company,” says Sheila Fassler, RN, owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions. “The award is a direct reflection of our mission to deliver the highest quality of care and customer service. The expertise and dedication of our staff has also contributed the company’s consistent year over year growth.”

Head Lice Treatment Center Wins Fast 50 AwardPediatric Hair Solutions will be recognized at an awards banquet on December 8. The Fast 50 awards program determines winners using a formula that reflects dollar and percentage growth during a three-year period.

Companies applied for inclusion by submitting nominations that included financial performance, which was evaluated by accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen. Only those firms with headquarters in the 16-county Charlotte region and revenue of at least $1 million in 2015 were considered.

Pediatric Hair Solutions Now Serving Families in Charleston

Pediatric Hair Solutions announced it is now providing mobile head lice treatment services to children and adults in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and surrounding communities. The company is the only licensed health care provider in the area focusing exclusively on the treatment of head lice.

Best Head Lice TreatmentWe utilize a device that uses heated air to kill all lice and eggs. Clinical studies show the treatment is 99.2% effective. As an MD/RN owned and operated treatment center, our services are reimbursed by most insurance companies.

Families who want an effective, fast and safe solution call on Pediatric Hair Solutions to get rid of head lice the first time instead of hassling with over-the-counter chemical treatments that have an effectiveness rate as low as 20%.  Studies show 98% of head lice have mutated to become resistant to Rid, Nix and other common chemical treatments.

Clients treated for head lice by our trained technicians are not charged by the hour like many other head lice removal services. There are no hidden fees, no surprises.

Contact our professionals in Charleston for a mobile consultation. Our treatment services start as low as $85.00. We also provide head lice prevention tips and home clean up instructions.

Call 843-214-4073 for Head Lice Treatment Services. We serve families in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Ladson, Goose Creek, West Ashley, Hanahan, Summerville and surrounding communities.

The professionals at Pediatric Hair Solutions have treated more than 20,000 children and adults. We are trusted and referred by pediatricians, school nurses and summer camp administrators. Get rid of head lice the first time with our proven treatment process. No chemicals, no combing required!

 

Study Shows 98% of Head Lice Resistant to Common Over-the-Counter Treatments

Research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows 98% of head lice, also called Super Lice, now carry gene mutations that make them resistant to the most common treatments.

The so-called Super Lice have been discovered in 42 states. Super Lice have built up resistance to the chemical pesticide found in over-the-counter treatments used by a vast majority of families in the U.S.

The study analyzed data from 138 sites, across the nation. At 132 of the sites, 100 percent of the lice tested evolved to be resistant to the active chemical ingredients found in the most common treatments.

“This latest study confirms what we see in our clinics daily; families who have used over-the-counter shampoos and prescription treatments for months and still have head lice,” says Sheila Fassler, RN, and owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions. “It is our mission to educate and counsel families about how to treat lice effectively the first time in order to reduce stress and save money.”

Super Lice Resistant to Common Chemical Pesticides

The study analyzed data from 138 sites, across the nation. At 132 of the sites, 100 percent of the lice tested evolved to be resistant to the active chemical ingredients found in the most common treatments.

Pediatric Hair Solutions uses an FDA-cleared heated air device called an AirAlleTM in combination with a chemical-free solution and to kill lice and eggs. Lice are unable to become resistant to this natural method and a clinical study proves it to be 100% effective.

To determine the extent and magnitude of the kdr-type mutations responsible for this resistance, lice were collected from 138 collection sites in 48 U.S. states from 22 July 2013 to 11 May 2015 and analyzed by quantitative sequencing. Previously published data were used for comparisons of the changes in the frequency of the kdr-type mutations over time.

Pediatric Hair Solutions contributed lice samples for scientists at the University of Massachusetts who analyzed the lice and provided data for the study.

Facts and Fiction about Super Lice

 

You’ve probably seen stories in the news about the spread of Super Lice. Lice that have mutated to become resistant to the most common over-the-counter treatments are now present in 48 states. In order to prevent Super Lice from hitting your family, it’s important to know the facts and best treatment options.

FACT:

A recent study shows 99% of head lice have developed a genetic mutation allowing them to resist over-the-counter lice shampoos and prescription chemical OTC lice treatments don't worktreatments.

FACT:

Lice shampoos like Rid and Nix are not only less effective, they are not ovicidal. That means they only kill live lice, and have no affect on lice eggs. Each egg must be combed out manually with a lice comb.

FACT:

Head lice have a life cycle of 21 days. If a single egg is missed during a comb out, your child can experience persistent head lice for months. Parents using shampoos and combs assume they have the problem under control while a few left behind eggs develop into live bugs.

FACT:

Effective head lice eradication involves physically killing lice and eggs rather than using chemicals. Head lice cannot become resistant to a physical method of eradication.

FACT:

Anyone can get head lice and they actually prefer their hosts be clean.

Pediatric Hair Solutions offers the most successful head lice treatment method using a non-toxic solution in combination with a heated air device called the AirAlle. The FDA cleared AirAlle kills lice and their eggs by dehydrating them with heat in a single treatment that takes approximately 30 minutes.

Head lice cannot become resistant to this method because it physically dehydrates lice and eggs, rather than using chemicals. Many families we treat have spent months and hundreds of dollars using lice shampoos and combs without success. Get rid of lice the first time! Call Pediatric Hair Solutions today.