Dr Jonathan Hop­kirk re­veals his in­side knowl­edge on laser hair re­moval, plus Kristina Men­donca shares her beauty go-tos

Look­ing for a dif­fer­ent way to de­fuzz? Dr Jonathan Hop­kirk of Laser Clin­ics Aus­tralia re­veals his in­side knowl­edge on laser hair re­moval

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Q WHY DO YOU THINK THIS TREAT­MENT HAS BE­COME SO POP­U­LAR? We’ve seen a rise be­cause it’s the best way to main­tain a smooth fin­ish com­pared to wax­ing and shav­ing. It’s also a highly af­ford­able treat­ment.

Q WHAT ARE THE COM­MON MIS­CON­CEP­TIONS AROUND LASER TREAT­MENTS?

Cus­tomers feel they’re un­able to have laser dur­ing the sum­mer months. In fact, you can most def­i­nitely do it dur­ing sum­mer – you just have to avoid sun ex­po­sure on the treated ar­eas two weeks prior to your treat­ments and one week post-treat­ment.

Q HOW MANY SES­SIONS ARE USU­ALLY RE­QUIRED?

At Laser Clin­ics Aus­tralia (laser­clin­ics.com.au), we rec­om­mend a course of six to 10 treat­ments, with ses­sions spaced out four to six weeks apart to achieve op­ti­mum re­sults. There is no time like the present to start!

Q WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO PREP BE­FORE­HAND?

Be­fore ev­ery laser hair re­moval treat­ment, it’s im­por­tant to shave the area 24 hours prior. Do not wax, pluck, bleach, fake tan or ex­pose the area to the sun for at least two weeks prior to treat­ment as this will af­fect the out­come.

Q WHAT SHOULD WE DO AF­TER OUR SES­SIONS?

Clients must avoid hot show­ers, saunas and work­ing out for the first 24 hours, and then avoid the sun for an­other week or two after­wards.

Q CAN WE EX­PECT THE RE­SULTS TO LAST FOR­EVER?

No. You’ll need to main­tain it, like any [groom­ing] we do. Gen­er­ally about two top-ups a year are re­quired to main­tain your re­sults and to keep that smooth fin­ish.

Q CAN THOSE WITH MORE OLIVE SKIN STILL GET TREATED?

Yes. We of­fer treat­ments to all skin types, but only if the hair is dark. If the hair is blonde, white, grey or red, un­for­tu­nately it won’t work as the laser only picks up on the darker pig­ments.

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