Meet Our Owners
DR. MARLA WEISS
Established in 2015, Torrance Lice Removal is family owned by Marla and Scott Weiss. A head lice infestation can be frustrating, time-consuming, stressful, and heart breaking but it does not have to be. We exist to take care of your problem today in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Our number one goal is to turn what can be a very stressful event in your life into a pleasant and memorable customer service experience for your entire family.
Relax. We Got This! Under the leadership of Southern California resident and twenty two year healthcare veteran Marla Weiss, our team includes highly trained, certified head lice technicians focused on delivering the highest standard of care for professional head lice removal so you and your family can get back to your lives LICE FREE!
Thank you for the opportunity to treat your family during what can be a very stressful event in your lives. Scott and Marla have been married for 23 years and reside in Seal Beach, CA. They have three children ages 13, 15, and 17.
A first generation immigrant from Guatemala, Marla and her family came to the Southern California in 1979. Marla has has over 23 years of medical experience in the Southern California region and holds an AA Degree in Nursing from East LA College, a BS Degree in Nursing from Cal State Fullerton, a Masters Degree in Nursing from UCLA and a Doctorate of Nursing from The University of San Diego.
A native of San Francisco, Scott holds a Masters of Business Degree from California State University, Fullerton and a BS Degree with a triple concentration in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate from San Francisco State.
In February, 2015 the Weiss family returned from a family trip to Guatemala only to find that four of them had head lice. Just like what most families first do, they first went CVS to buy over the counter product full of chemicals. They spent several frustrating hours trying to comb the kids out themselves only to find out they still had lice. The kids kept screaming and crying through the whole time and missed several days of school and Scott and Marlene missed several days of work. Even with her great medical background, Marla could not solve the problem herself and it was impossible to comb out her own hair.
Scott and Marla wondered if we had such a frustrating time trying to treat their lice, what did other families have to go through. In 2015, they opened up our first professional head lice clinic as Lice Clinics of America Los Alamitos and their second clinic opened up that same year as Lice Clinics of America South Bay. In August of 2019 they parted ways with the Lice Clinics of America franchise and rebranded to Los Alamitos Lice Removal and Torrance Lice Removal. In March, 2020 they made the difficult decision to downsize and permanently closed the Los Alamitos clinic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Torrance Lice removal has successfully head screened or treated over 40,000 families representing over 864 different schools and 67 different cities throughout Southern California.
We view ourselves as an Emergency Room for head lice.
Our mission is to turn what can be a very stressful event into a pleasant family experience that is enjoyable and the standard of care for head lice treatment. We support the communities we serve through lice education, lice head screening, lice treatment, community involvement, and donations of our services back to the community.
We exist to make a difference in the world. We allow children, parents, and families in our community to have their lice infestation solved right away and to sleep well at night. We provide a clinically proven, evidence based service that is chemical free, stress free, and that can end your lice infestation in about 1 hour so you can get back to your lives!