LICE TREATMENT

Can You Use Your Health Savings Account?

Here at Lice Lifters DFW, we get questions from time to time about whether lice treatment is a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) approved expense. The truth? It’s a gray area – a big one. Read on to learn more about the exciting world of HSAs and FSAs (read tongue in cheek), and lice and nit removal.

First off, what are HSAs and FSAs? If your family is enrolled in a high-deductible health insurance plan, you can take advantage of the tax benefits of an HSA, while the FSA is available only for those with employer-sponsored health plans. Both are savings accounts that afford tax advantages for approved medical expenses. Approved healthcare expenses can run the gamut – from acupuncture to x-ray.

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So is lice removal an approved expense? Possibly. HSA and FSA holders have met with different levels of success in this realm. Many plans will reimburse head lice treatment expenses after you pay for the service and submit an itemized receipt. Some may require a physician’s note recommending lice removal. Contact your plan administrator for clarification – should your insurance company give you the go ahead, we are able to accept most HSA and FSA credit cards for treatments. Again, please check with your insurance before hand or give us a call at Lice Lifters DFW.

If your HSA or FSA does not cover lice treatment, the service may still be deductible on your family’s tax return – your tax consultant can offer details. In addition, a limited number of health insurance policies may cover head lice removal, so it never hurts to call your insurer and ask.

We love being experts in our field – lice and nit elimination may not be glamorous, but the gratitude our clients show makes it all worth it. That said, we hope you’ll defer to the experts at your health insurance company for sound advice as to whether lice removal expenses are an approved expense under your HSA or FSA plan. For pro advice about safe, natural treatment for head lice elimination, look to Lice Lifters DFW – call 972-805-1308 or contact me at infodfw@licelifters.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL…NOT BACK TO LICE!

It’s the start of a new school year! Time for freshly sharpened pencils, a crispness in the air, learning and growing, and creepy crawly infestations. Yes, you read that last bit correctly. Fall is when we see a spike in head lice incidence. Students are ideal prey for head lice – youngsters cluster in close quarters and tend to have fine hair that makes it easier for lice to attach.

It’s also a fact that chemical lice treatments are becoming ineffective. According to a new study, head lice in 25 or more states have developed resistance to over-the-counter remedies – even those widely recommended by physicians and schools. The good news is that there are measures families can take to reduce the likelihood of bringing home these despicable creatures. Take a look at our top 6 simple tips for avoiding nits and lice this school year.

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  1. Style with a purpose. A styling product like The Nit Nanny Mint Detangler Spray gives a one-two punch – it makes combing out hair a breeze as it deters lice. Plus, it’s non-toxic and safe for the whole family. Made with all natural ingredients, it can be used on wet or dry hair as a preventative measure to help repel lice. As a added bonus, its fresh scent is highly offensive to lice but heavenly to humans.
  1. Rock a fresh hairstyle. With boys, this is as simple as keeping hair short. For girls with longer hair, explore the many fashionable possibilities for wearing hair up – from a simple ponytail to elaborate buns and braids, a contained hairstyle is more difficult for lice to penetrate than a loose mane.
  1. Y.O.H. (Bring Your Own Headphones). If your child regularly visits a technology lab at school where public headphones are worn, it’s wise to send along earbuds for personal use.
  1. Avoid Performance Anxiety. We’re talking about shared use of wigs, hats, costumes, and brushes during school plays and other events. If your child is involved in these kinds of activities, encourage implementation of some basic anti-lice policies. A regular head check of kids involved in the production is a start. Using professional grade disinfectants on shared hair implements or having each child use their own styling supplies can help, too.
  1. Safety First…Equipment, That Is. Shared helmets, especially those that see frequent use in P.E. classes, can spread lice in rapid order. If your child is involved in a sport, you can purchase your own, high-quality safety gear if you’re concerned. At the same time, make sure your kids know that a case of head lice pales in comparison to the lifelong consequences of a serious head injury. It should always be top priority to protect your noggin, regardless of lice infection.
  1. Starry Nights. Whether it’s a night at home with the besties, a cheer squad sleepover, or an overnight band trip, individual sleeping bags are a better bet than shared bedding and pillows. Encouraging kids to sleep in a star pattern with feet touching and heads radiating out can also make a difference in preventing spread of lice – tell them it’s so no one has to sleep on the end and feel left out. 
  1. It’s All About Accessorizing. Hats, hair bands, and scarves…the list of possibly contaminated items goes on. Ask your kids to keep their stylish extras to themselves. In addition, hanging a jacket on the back of a chair rather than in a crowded coat rack area is smart thinking.

If preventative measures fail and you find your family in the midst of a head lice outbreak, never fear. At Lice Lifters DFW, we’ll not only help you eliminate head lice, but we’ll do it using a non-toxic and all-natural treatment protocol. After school and evening appointments are available. Questions? Contact us anytime at 972-805-1308 or at infodfw@licelifters.com.

HOW LICE LIFTERS IS DIFFERENT

3 Reasons to Choose Our All Natural Treatment

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve discovered head lice in your family. And if you’re like most parents, you are now feverishly researching the best means to eliminate these unwelcome visitors. As a mom who’s been in your shoes, I get it. After attempting to rid my kids of lice through various and sundry means, I learned a lot about what works best. In fact, the experience led me to open Lice Lifters Treatment Center. The bottom line? Our approach is different from any of the nit-picking and lice removal competition. Here’s how:

Lice Lifters is Non-Toxic

Some services use only a nit comb. Other treatments involve harmful pesticides. Both approaches are flawed. Missing a single nit with a comb can mean a whole new outbreak down the road. And pesticides are not only toxic to your child, but lice have become resistant to them – they are only 50% effective at killing head lice.

Lice Lifters offers a unique one-two punch in the salon. First, The Lice Lifters ® all-natural treatment kills 99.9% of live head lice in just 10 minutes, without use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. Second, we use a proprietary, micro-grooved nit comb to remove the offenders. After salon treatment, you’ll receive detailed instructions for follow up treatment at home. This non-toxic approach is the safest, most effective treatment available today.

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Lice Lifters is Pleasant

If you think of lice elimination as a dreaded task, think again. Our beautiful facility is outfitted for the comfort of your family, with comfortable waiting rooms with refreshments, fun play areas, and DVD players in every treatment room. Coming to Lice Lifters is like a trip to the salon or spa! Plus, with our staff of “lifticians”, we can treat multiple family members at the same time, speeding up the process. Isn’t that a happy thought?

Lice Lifters is Guaranteed

After receiving treatment at Lice Lifters — having your entire family checked and/or treated, purchasing the recommended products, and following our easy at-home instructions to a T, your family should be lice-free. We know our system works, and that’s why we guarantee it for a full month. In the extremely rare instance that your uninvited guests return, we’ll take care of the problem free of charge.

In a perfect world, our kids would never bring home head lice from school, slumber parties, or camp. But in reality, the CDC estimates that 6 to 12 million children of preschool and elementary school age are infested in the United States each year. In other words, if you’re facing a lice infestation, you are not alone! Let us make the lice elimination process easy and pleasant – call Lice Lifters Treatment Center at 972-805-1308 to schedule your appointment.