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From Cleopatra-Inspired Facials to Armpit Pampering

By: Katherine Vong - Published:
Society's often unrealistic standards of beauty have sparked waves in the beauty and fashion industries over the years, influencing many women -- young and old -- to go to extremes and undergo bizarre beauty procedures to attain what society considers "beautiful."

The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar one for a reason, and there's no sign that it will ever be anything less. From vampire skin treatments to injectable breast lifts, the number of bizarre beauty treatments, procedures and products available in the market today is enormous. This collection of bizarre beauty enhancements is a testament to that, as it touches upon the lengths consumers will go to achieve physical perfection. Ironically, most of it isn't pretty.