It’s that time of year again. The time when the mercury rises, the air is warm, and all you want to do after a hard week at work is hit the beach. But while the thought of the beach may sound great, the thought of taking your shirt off for all to see may not!

If you have been hiding yourself under hot, sweaty shirts in the summer while your buddies enjoy going shirtless, you may want to consider laser hair removal.

Less painful than having to wax every 4-8 weeks (and less expensive over time!), laser hair removal is no longer just for the ladies. Many men get it done every year, getting rid of excess body hair, while still keeping their masculine good looks.

So what happens during a laser hair removal session? Your job is to lie still while the doctor aims a small, pulsing laser beam at unwanted hair follicles. Although destroying a hair follicle may sound painful, it’s far less painful than pulling hair out with wax. Then, after an hour-long session, you simply head back to home or work.

You will require multiple sessions to completely remove the unwanted hair. Three to eight visits are the norm. For larger areas like the back or for coarser hairs, often a minimum of seven treatments is required to completely dissolve the follicles.

If you’re considering laser hair removal, be sure to get in touch with a certified doctor who will carefully perform the procedure properly. Then take off that shirt — your back sweater will be gone forever.