What are the chances of getting herpes infection with wax? Get the FACTS.
* disclosure: For your peace of mind, we do not double dip. ever. First, make sure the establishment you visit follows basic sanitation rules to keep you safe. Ask for disposable tools, and make sure the wax is not reused. However, this is probably one of the most infamous urban legends around the spa industry. We asked this question to several gynecologists and they all agree that the chances of catching an STD from waxing are extremely slim, or inear impossible. First of all, the herpes virus cant survive outside the human body for a long time. In addition, the waxing pot has a very high temperature that will kill any bacteria, or virus that may get in there. Double-dipping (using the same stick more than once) does not increase the risk, but just for safety make sure that your esthetician uses a new stick on every application. The concept of the stick is the same concept of nail polish. A person can have hepatitis and the brush of the polish touches their cuticles and then the brush goes back again to the bottle. But the bottle has so many chemicals in there that it's impossible for bacteria to survive.
We did some research on this topic and found some interesting links you may want to read:
The spa was very nice“ The spa was very nice. The Technician and the front desk were excellent. I will definitely be coming back. ”
Review by: Matheuz
Always a great experience“ Always a great experience! My lady is wonderful -- very fast, at makes the waxing as painless as possible. Highly recommend! ”
Review by: Kristen W.
Ashley was the associate who performed my waxing and she was wonderful“ Ashley was the associate who performed my waxing and she was wonderful. She was knowledgeable and treated me with respect. She was professional and friendly and I immediately trusted her with my eyebrows! I will definitely be back! ”
Review by: Janette G.
Great first experience“ Great first experience! ! This was my first brazilian and my Technician was very thorough and professional. She tried to make me as comfortable as possible and explained everything she was going to do before she did it. After the wax, she gave me post wax instructions. The receptionist was very helpful in booking my appointment. Highly recommended! ”
Review by: Jessica
This was my first time getting a wax so I was terrified“ This was my first time getting a wax so I was terrified. The front desk and Pia put me at such ease! A way better experience than I thought. I will be going back regularly! ”
Review by: Casey
Pia is the absolute best“ Pia is the absolute best. She’s wonderful to talk to, she’s efficient and everything about my experience at Pia is always perfect. ”
Review by: Alex P.
I’ve been coming here for roughly 9 years and I can’t see myself going anywhere else“ I’ve been coming here for roughly 9 years and I can’t see myself going anywhere else. Great management, front desk service. Prompt return calls, mask reassurance. They do not disappoint. ”
Review by: Miaza J.
Waxing was quick and neat“ Waxing was quick and neat. The specialist made me feel very comfortable. The receptionist was warm and friendly. The appointment was easy to schedule, the location was easy to find, and I didnt have any issues. Overall the experience was great and I will definitely return. ”
Review by: Abigail S.
This was my first time here“ This was my first time here. . . everything was perfect! ! Even the warm bed on that chilly day! ! Thank you, see you soon! ”
Review by: Darla b.
Fast and friendly“ Fast and friendly. My appointments are always punctual and staff is always friendly and professional. ”
Review by: Kelly T.
The best waxing experience I have ever had“ The best waxing experience I have ever had! I started coming here in August and have seen a dramatic improvement of my skin ever since. My Technician does my wax and even recommended products that gave me immediate results for lightening hyperpigmentation. I have tried so many products but these truly worked and were very reasonably priced. I can't say enough good things about this place! ”
Review by: Stephanie
Out of all the waxing places I have been to in Saint Pete, Pias has been the best quality“ Out of all the waxing places I have been to in Saint Pete, Pia's has been the best quality, customer service, and atmosphere. My Technician was so thorough and really cared about my skin. She went above and beyond with helping/teaching me about my hair and skin. Without a doubt, I will return to continue my wax journey with this spa. I felt supported as a customer and fellow female. I truly recommend my Technician and the experience she provides. Thanks y'all! ”
Review by: Lizzy B.
I love Pia“ I love Pia. Such an inviting environmet, and the staff has the same appeal. While some fear waxing, Pia makes it stress free/fearfree. I love PIa! ! ! ”
Review by: Stephanie
Amazing“ Amazing. Great job every time. I’ve been using Pia’s for many years, and highly recommend this spa for all beauty needs. ”
Review by: Lyndi W.
Amazing experience“ Amazing experience! Staff is friendly and take precautions to keep their customers safe. Pia has done my eyebrows twice now, and they look absolutely perfect! I look forward to coming back in a few weeks. :)”
Review by: Camryn C.
So kind and informative“ So kind and informative! Always receive the best service here no matter who does the waxing! ”
Review by: Riley N.
This is my 2nd visit to the spa and I love it“ This is my 2nd visit to the spa and I love it! I drive all the way from North Tampa to go to this spa to know that I am going to receive high quality services with reasonable charges.
Keep up the great work! ”
Review by: Jennifer B.
Pia sets the standard for top tier customer service“ Pia sets the standard for top tier customer service. The receptionist who book my appt made the process go fast, easy, and convenient. The receptionist was so professional and officiant yet kind. Mi tech brought it home for me. The Amazing! She is! I have found a gem name! You are surly missing out if you haven't had the honor of experiencing she's highly skillful services! Alex-The Amazing! Thank you! See you in 4-weeks! ”
Review by: Bilan E.
Leslie did a wonderful job with my bikini wax“ Leslie did a wonderful job with my bikini wax. She made me feel relaxed and it was clear she was very experienced and knew what she was doing. ”
Review by: Meredith K.
My Esthetician was very professional and did such a great job“ My Esthetician was very professional and did such a great job. . . very friendly and helpful also. The whole atmosphere was very nice. . . receptionist helped me use the coffee machine. The whole experience gets an A from me. ”
Review by: Pat A.
Everything was perfect as always“ Everything was perfect as always. Loved the addition of fun candles and accessories. Amazing as always! ! ”
Review by: Courtney T.
The shop is clean and comfortable“ The shop is clean and comfortable. Everyone that I encountered was friendly. My esthetician was very nice and did a great job. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone. ”
Review by: misvic
Nayla was amazing “ Nayla was amazing ! Super informative and patient as my first wax I was incredibly nervous. I love the location and spa, front staff was wonderful So welcoming! ”
Review by: Anna G.
This was my second visit to Pia s for waxing“ This was my second visit to Pia s for waxing. I had a spa appointment at another salon that does waxing but instead of staying at the other place to get waxed, I drove over 20 minutes to come to Pia s. Pia s has the best service, great prices, and very talented aestheticians. I have referred people there many times and I will be a long time customer! Thank you~”
Review by: Kia M.
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