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.
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I Love coming here“ I Love coming here! They return calls, the atmosphere feels homey and they put you at ease. The service is quick and painless and everyone is so sweet! Highly recommend! ! ”
Review by: Deb C.
As always, a well trained, knowledgeable front desk that anticipates my needs and the best“ As always, a well trained, knowledgeable front desk that anticipates my needs and the best aesthetitian in At. Petersburg! ”
Review by: paula
AMAZEBALLS“ AMAZEBALLS! I was so relaxed by the time I left. The aromatherapy neck and eye rests are the perfect touch. I was also impressed with the tasty sangria. I have already scheduled my next appointment with Ines. I will definitely be a regular because everyone deserves a relaxing moment amidst the hectic days! ”
Review by: Rebecca L.
The Estheticians always do good job“ The Estheticians always do good job! That is the reason I come again and again. Location is perfect. ”
Review by: Natalia O.
Everything was great, very professional and I felt very safe“ Everything was great, very professional and I felt very safe! It was a great first time experience at the spa! Cant wait to be back! ”
Review by: Paula G.
Nila and the PIA team are absolutely awesome“ Nila and the PIA team are absolutely awesome. I had hoped for good service and I received superior. I have consistently been greated at her shops with genuine kindness and efficiency with a true desire to offer PIA's best service specifically to me. I can't help but want to keep coming back, so I always schedule my next service before I leave so that I can get the next time that is best for me. PIA's shops are friendly, aesthetic, and clean, with a staff that's caring to deliver the best possible service. I truly appreciate this. ”
Review by: Lynn
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 have been a client for years and would not go to anyone else“ I have been a client for years and would not go to anyone else! Not only is she very professional and skilled, but she has a great personality, great sense of humor and possesses a natural gift for making clients feel at ease. She is very knowledgeable and educates her clients, as well. The receptionist is great! She has a wonderful presence and greets clients and provides excellent customer service. ”
Review by: Terri
Very courteous and professional“ Very courteous and professional. The ambiance was pleasant and relaxing. They took all measures to ensure safety due to COVID. The staff was amazing and I even purchased product and was impressed by their services. I even booked my next appt! ! Thank you so much for your amazing staff and service! Will recommend to my coworkers and I know what I will be getting them for the holidays! ! ”
Review by: Yvette G.
Very nice“ Very nice! She took great care. Answered all of my questions. She is a good example of the excellence of personnel at Pia! ”
Review by: Doug
Love this spa“ Love this spa. Used to go many years ago and just started coming back. So professional and does a fantastic job. I drive from 35 miles away to receive their services. A+”
Review by: Erika
Always a pleasure when I go to PIA“ Always a pleasure when I go to PIA. Never a bad experience. Very pleased with Ana and her work. She has a great personality and is very experienced. ”
Review by: Kathy
Best Mani-pedi I ever had - and Rhonda makes you feel like her best friend right off the“ Best Mani-pedi I ever had - and Rhonda makes you feel like her best friend right off the bat! Thank you! ! ! ! ”
Review by: Lisa
I always adore my time at Pias“ I always adore my time at Pia's. They are professional, friendly and personal! A day at Pia's Spa is always my go to when I'm feeling like a need a refresh. My skin always thanks me after! ”
Review by: Cassie C.
As always AMAZING“ As always AMAZING! I (foolishly) took the winter off, and she made bareable (pun intended) what could have been a VERY painful experience (for this girl with a pain threshold of a 1-2 on a 10 scale) ! ”
Review by: Karen A.
I spoke with reception over the phone to purchase a gift card and it was quick and“ I spoke with reception over the phone to purchase a gift card and it was quick and painless - Thanks for making it so easy to pick up a treat someone! ”
Review by: KMS
My lash specialist did an amazing job“ My lash specialist did an amazing job. My lashes look so natural. Had a great experience overall! I highly recommend Pia's to everyone! ”
Review by: Lori T.
I came in for a micro blade consult and was very pleased with the overall feel of the“ I came in for a micro blade consult and was very pleased with the overall feel of the place but mostly with the eshetician and the time she spent with me. She was very thorough in helping me understand the process and she even took the time to lay out the “look” of my enhanced brows. And best part of all, she was not remotely pushy in trying to “push” that service or any other making it a very comfortable experience. ”
Review by: Jlp
What a delightful pleasure it was to find this spa“ What a delightful pleasure it was to find this spa! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I will definitely be back. My Technician was wonderful and the reception was great. Plus, the converted old home into a day spa was fantastic. ”
Review by: Cheryl C.
The service was excellent, and my brows look great:) I have had services by all Pia St“ The service was excellent, and my brows look great:) I have had services by all Pia St. Pete employees and the entire staff is fantastic. I love knowing that I can make an appointment with any employee and I will receive the same top notch service. Thanks, everyone! ”
Review by: Robyn R.
Fantastic“ Fantastic! All of the protocols put into place were followed and I felt very safe. Service was excellent as it always is! ”
Review by: Jamie S.
She is great“ She is great! She is an expert. I am always pleased with her work. I have been a client for years. My daughter and I give each other gift cards each year for Christmas with funny "hairy" messages. We look forward to see what we come up with each year. I highly recommend her and Pia Day Spa. ”
Review by: marilyn h.
The overall experience is the best at Pia“ The overall experience is the best at Pia! They are all so professional! The estheticians are all great! Everything is so clean! Wonderful experience! ”
Review by: Kathy B.
Another painless experience“ Another painless experience! She's so quick and makes it as comfortable as possible! I even was able to be seen early! ”
Review by: Emily M.
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