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5 beauty treatments that could turn deadly

By: Laura Moss on Aug. 9, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
A woman with an injection needle near her lips

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In pursuit of beauty

A trip to the spa or salon is all about pampering yourself and feeling beautiful and rejuvenated, but sometimes simple beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures can go terribly wrong, resulting in scarring, infections and occasionally, death. While most of these procedures are perfectly safe when performed by doctors or licensed technicians, you might think twice after seeing the ugly side of these beauty treatments.

Editor's note: This gallery has been updated since it was originally published in February 2012.