The Nit Busting Process

The Nit Crew, powered by the Air Alle™ medical device, provide a revolutionary new way to kill head lice & nits without using pesticides or other chemicals. Clinical studies have shown that the device, which uses only controlled heated air, provides a very safe, fast and highly effective way to kill all stages of head lice – including lice eggs! A trained operator using the Air Alle™ medical device conducts the treatment.

The Air Alle™ medical device is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) cleared, (March 2009) and CE – marked (March 2010) and is a registered medical device with MedSafe New Zealand.


How & Why the Air Alle™ Works

The clinically-tested Air Alle™ medical device is intended for use to kill or remove head lice and their eggs (nits) in the head hair of adults and children 4 years of age and older. It delivers carefully controlled heated air directly to dry, untangled hair that is free of hair treatment products, at a temperature cooler than most hair-dryers and at a much higher flow rate.

 A unique, single-use applicator tip specially designed to penetrate beyond the insulating layer of hair is used to lift the hair slightly while directing airflow right onto head lice and nits which tend to be located near the scalp and hair roots.
A specific, timed treatment pattern is followed to ensure all areas of the head are treated. No pesticides or other chemicals are used in the therapy; just heated air.

The Air Alle™ medical device is highly effective because the small size and shape of head lice and nits make it difficult for them to conserve water. As such, when they are exposed to the right amount of heated air at the right temperature and for the right length of time, they dry out and die. Clinical studies have shown that the device, which uses only controlled heated air, provides a very safe, fast and highly effective way to kill all stages of head lice – including their eggs!*


Why the Air Alle™ medical deice Works

Fast Nit & Head Lice Control

One, single 30-minute Air Alle™ treatment is all that is needed to kill head lice and nits. The clean, dry treatment uses only controlled heated air. No water and no gooey mess.

The Nit Crew follow this with a 30-minute comb out to remove debris (depending on the severity and/or length of time the client has had the infestation, more comb-outs could be required).

Highly Effective Nit & Head Lice Control

Head lice are rapidly evolving resistance to many traditional pesticide-based control methods which have never been able to kill nits effectively and usually require repeated treatments. Based on clinical study data, the Air Alle™ medical device kills or removes over 95% of head lice and eggs in one single treatment. Overall, more than 99% of the eggs on people treated with the Air Alle™ medical device are dead following treatment.

The type or length of hair does not impact effectiveness, as long as the hair can be combed with a fine-tooth louse comb. Dead and living head lice and nits may remain in the hair after treatment. So, for cosmetic reasons, and to help ensure that all head lice and nits are removed, The Nit Crew recommend that clients either receive or perform a complete comb-out with a fine-tooth louse comb after treatment.

Safe Nit & Head Lice Control

Almost all prescription and over-the-counter medications sold today for treating head lice and nits contain pesticides or other chemicals, many of which have the potential to cause irritating skin reactions or other harmful side effects. Unlike these products, theAir Alle™ medical device uses only controlled, heated air, so it is very safe – even when used to treat people with asthma and those who have previously experienced side effects from other head lice treatment products.

The Air Alle™ medical device and its fundamental technology have been studied in controlled, IRB-approved clinical studies on over 500 people with head lice and, when used as directed, have been demonstrated to be safe for both the operator and the client with no reports of adverse events. Because the device uses heated air, however, there is a slight possibility of scalp burn if the device is not used correctly. This risk has been minimised by numerous built-in safety features that assure that delivered air is controlled at a well-tolerated temperature and by requiring that the device is only used by Air Alle Certified Operators™ on clients who don’t have conditions contraindicating device use. In addition, a new, single-use applicator tip is used for every treatment to assure client cleanliness.

The Air Alle™ technology is based on breakthrough research conducted by evolutionary parasitologist Dr. Dale Clayton and students at the University of Utah. The initial research was published in November, 2006 in the journal Pediatrics.


What if my child has allergies as well as nits, or I am pregnant?

This is a good alternative, especially for people with asthma, allergies or other conditions that preclude traditional chemical treatments.


There are a few we can't treat

The Air Alle™ medical device cannot be used to treat people who:

* Are under 4 years old

* Cannot sense temperature or pain

* Cannot communicate physical discomfort

* Have open head wounds, sores, or visible signs of skin or scalp abnormalities

* Have received radiation treatment of the head within the last 6 months

* Have cranial or facial implants.


For more information on benefits and possible risks, visit www.Air