Men, we you know you want to look good. And we WANT you to look good, too. Maybe that's why more men than ever are going hairless on their back and chest // courtesy of some hot wax. It's really nothing to be ashamed of. Just look at The Situation on Jersey Shore. First, let's set the record straight. Waxing your chest won't have you screaming in pain like that scene in the 40-year-old Virgin. But, there WILL be mild to strong discomfort. A little pain equals a lot of gain, right? Honestly, it's over pretty quickly about 30 to 50 minutes and the results last four to six weeks .So here's everything you need to know, from prep to procedure to aftercare. First exfoliate. This will clean the pores of oils and dead skin cells that prevent the wax from adhering to your hair, reducing your pain. Also, DO NOT trim that chest or back hair beforehand. I don't care how self-conscious you are. If your hair is shorter than a quarter of an inch the wax can't grab it. The professional will use soft wax, also known as strip wax, since it'll remove more hairs in less time. Here's how it works // The hot wax is applied in the direction of hair growth across the skin the technician will then apply a paper or cloth strip press down into the skin and pull off in the opposite direction / leaving a very soft, smooth patch of skin. For a back wax most professionals start on the middle of the back and end with the neck and trap area. Essentially, they're going from the LEAST painful areas to the MOST painful. Let's break it down on the pain scale. Highest are your neck and traps followed by the upper back and spine. The outer lats will hurt less, as will the middle back. The lower back is the least painful. You'll notice that the more muscular areas will be easier on your skin, since it's not being tugged as much. Afterwards avoid intense workout sessions for at least 2-3 days. Sweat can irritate the skin and fill the pores causing infections, especially along the upper back and center of the chest.And, always check with your doctor first before undergoing any hair removal procedure and discuss any medical conditions you may have with the therapist before that first drop of wax hits your skin. To learn more about hair removal procedures and techniques, check out other videos in this series.