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How to Prepare for Your Appointment

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Picture this, it’s almost time! Your appointment at Coco Med Spa in St. Pete is just around the corner. You’re looking forward to a little pampering and self-care and feeling really excited. Whether it’s your first time receiving treatment or you’re a regular, it’s always a good idea to walk yourself through a pre-appointment prep to ensure that you get the most out of your treatment with the best possible results. Since we all have enough to remember, we’ve compiled all of the basics that you’ll need to know when it comes to preparing for your appointment. Let’s get right to it!

Facial Treatments

If you’re scheduled for a facial, it can be beneficial to use your appointment as an opportunity to learn from your esthetician. During your appointment, you’ll have the chance to discuss your skin concerns and your goals. Make a mental note of any questions or concerns that you might have so that your esthetician can treat your skin accordingly and give you further instructions for at-home maintenance and care. Bringing a list of the skincare products you use at home will also help your esthetician make product recommendations to add to, or eliminate from, your at-home routine. Finally, due to our commitment to maintaining the integrity of your skin’s health, please reschedule your facial treatment if you are sunburnt.

Injectable Treatments

The most impactful prep you can do before injectables is to take measures to minimize and avoid bruising. For best results, avoid aspirin or ibuprofen, as well as drinking alcohol the day before your appointment. If you take supplements such as fish oils, discontinue them a week prior to your appointment to decrease the risk of bruising as well. Although good prep does minimize bruising, you may still experience it so it’s important to plan for possible swelling and bruising after your appointment. Additionally, plan to avoid exercise and strenuous activity following your treatment. If you’re having Botox done, please visit our Botox FAQ page for further information on what to expect from your Botox treatment. Please do not schedule any filler treatments within 2 weeks of any dental work, or if you are currently sick.

Waxing treatments

Waxing appointments are relatively quick and easy, but they still require a little preparation and planning. If you're scheduled for a wax it’s best to arrive in loose, comfortable clothing that allows for easy access to the desired waxing area. For best results, your hair should be about 1/4 in long. This is generally a few weeks worth of growth. We recommend exfoliating about 2-3 days before your wax to help prevent ingrown hairs. Be sure to accurately disclose any medications with contraindications, even if it means rescheduling. While we try to be as gentle and efficient as possible, if you find that waxing causes you any discomfort, feel free to take ibuprofen or aspirin about an hour before your appointment to help alleviate any resulting discomfort or inflammation. If your skin is sunburned, please do not schedule a wax appointment.

If you have any unanswered questions when booking your appointment, please feel free to call the spa. We pride ourselves on providing excellent skincare services here in St. Pete and will be sure to address any concerns and answer any questions so that you feel confident and prepared for your appointment. Ready to book your appointment? Contact us today. We can’t wait to see you!

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