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.

Tips for a Lice-Free Summer Camp

Some of your child’s best memories are often made at summer camp. Unfortunately, head lice like camp just as much as your children do. Don’t let the pesky problem keep your child from the fun of swimming, games and campfires this summer.

Pediatric Hair Solutions keeps campers lice free!

How to prevent lice at summer campMore camp programs are being proactive about preventing the spread of head lice and calling on Pediatric Hair Solutions to help. Our clinicians will be heading to camps in the Southeast this summer to help prevent lice outbreaks.

We offer camp concierge services that include head checks for all campers upon arrival. Children who are found to have head lice are treated on-site using our guaranteed process that includes a non-toxic solution and FDA cleared AirAlle device. Our service protects other children from getting head lice and allows campers who arrive with head lice the ability to stay and enjoy their camp experience.

Camps with proactive head lice policies using Pediatric Hair Solutions services include: Camp Greystone, Camp Merrie-Wood, Camp Judaea, Camp Green Cove, Camp Wayfarer and Camp Kanata.

Pediatric Hair Solutions also provides customized assistance based on the needs of each camp to establish policies, treatment protocols and guidance for campers and their families.

For camps not using our concierge service, we can provide our non-toxic treatment solutions and, if there is an outbreak, send a nurse to help contain the spread within 48 hours of a report.

Tips to prevent lice in your camper:

As you prepare to send your child to camp, you should also prepare for the potential of head lice. It makes sense, kids are together day and night, sleeping in tight quarters.

Before camp starts, be proactive and have your child checked for head lice in the privacy of one of our nine clinic locations.

If your child has recently had lice and you’ve been treating it with over-the-counter shampoos, chances are they still have lice and should be checked. Super lice are resistant to most chemical treatments.

When camp starts, remind your child not to share brushes, combs, hairbands or hats. For children with longer hair, it helps to keep the hair tied back in a ponytail or bun.

Don’t forget to pack Pediatric Hair Solutions Preventative Lice Spray. Our non-toxic, lice deterrent has a light mint scent that lice don’t like.

If your child’s camp does not have a head lice policy, it’s important to have them checked for lice after camp ends. Lice is present in 2-4% of school-aged children so chances are several kids at camp came there with lice.

Pediatric Hair Solutions Announces Grand Opening in Lake Norman Area

Lice Treatment Center in Lake NormanPediatric Hair Solutions continues to grow! We are excited to announce our second Charlotte-area clinic location in Cornelius. At our headquarters in Charlotte, we were regularly treating families driving 30 to 45 minutes from the Lake Norman area.  Those families will now have a more convenient resource at our Cornelius location on Old Jetton Road.

Chamber of Commerce members attended our ribbon cutting ceremony in February. Guests of our open house toured the clinic and saw a demonstration of our FDA cleared medical device used to treat head lice.

Announcing our New Location in Youngstown, Ohio

We are excited to announce our continued growth with the opening of a new location in Youngstown, Ohio! A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held on February 4th at our clinic on Boardman Canfield Road.

New head lice treatment center opens in Youngstown, OhioSheila Fassler, owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions, was joined by the Youngstown office clinicians Megann and Lindsay Basile for the ribbon cutting. 6 members of the chamber of commerce attended the event along with county employees and school nurses from the surrounding area.

The school nurses were excited to learn they have a better treatment option to suggest to families who have been struggling with head lice. One nurse says she knows of several families dealing with head lice for more than a year.

Guests toured the clinic and saw a demonstration of our FDA cleared medical device used to treat head lice. The Youngstown office also offered free head checks during the open house.

Click here to contact Pediatric Hair Solutions in Youngstown.