Penny Wise, Pound Foolish...With Lice Treatment You Get What You Pay For
Friday, February 1, 2013 • 1:40pm
I recently had a client cancel an appointment because she found a cut rate "professional" to treat her and her daughter in her home. I put that in quotes because what the person did for her was not in the least bit professional. For a somewhat modest cost of $240, this person arrived at her home, put pesticide in her and her daughter’s hair, combed them with the comb included in the pesticide kit and instructed her to “wash everything in her house.” The person assured her the lice were gone. When she called to let me know that she wouldn’t be keeping her appointment in my office because she found this cheaper service to help her, I cautioned her not to be lulled into a false sense of security and that she should at least get a good comb in order to do some follow up combing. She chose not to do so.
A week after the appointment she would have had in my office, the woman called me back in a panic. She needed to get treated immediately so she could move out of her house into a hotel because the “professional” had been back three times (the cut rate professional had now cost her $400) and the lice kept coming back and the “professional” advised her that the problem was in her house. She was told to rent a hotel room for a few days. I begged her to listen to me as I explained that lice don’t live in homes, they live on the people in the home. I pleaded with her not to rent a hotel room, but rather to get treated properly.
The woman and her daughter have now been treated with the LouseBuster™, which is the most advanced medical technology available for the treatment of head lice. It has cost her more than twice what it would have cost her had she kept her initial appointment a week ago, and the price she has paid in excess worry and anxiety is incalculable. This proves what I always try to explain to parents when I speak with them, which is that treating head lice requires an investment. It is either an investment of time to meticulously follow up and comb your child’s (and your) head, or a financial investment to have someone else eliminate the problem quickly for you. Be wary of anyone who promises you a quick and inexpensive answer to this problem. You get what you pay for. For more information, please visit Lice Lifters or email me directly at email@example.com.
Lisa Rafal is a Head Lice Treatment Professional whose passion for lice treatment began when her family first encountered the problem back in 2008. In 2011, Lisa opened the first franchise location of Lice Lifters® in Clark, NJ and opened her second office in Fairfield, NJ in January 2012. Her personal missions are to educate people about head lice, how to treat the problem and most of all to keep toxic pesticides off the heads of children everywhere! Visit www.liceliftersnj.com for more information
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