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Update Date: Aug 03, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
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For some people, beauty is worth almost anything. Beauty treatments, such as facials, ointments and injections can be extremely painful and pricey. Despite the feeling of sharp needles pricking at sensitive skin, people endure the treatments and then come back for more. Due to the relationship people have with beauty and youth, even the craziest sounding treatments manage to get pretty loyal customers. Here are five of the latest and quite outrageous facial treatments.

Snail Facial

In Japan, a new beauty treatment fad has started and it involves pretty slimy creatures. Snails. The snail facial, which is currently only available in a salon located in the busy city of Tokyo, involves placing live snails on one's face. The snails that are a part of this "Celebrity Escargot Course" are allowed to roam freely for a set time for the price of around $250. According to the salon, a snail's slime can treat skin dryness and sunburns. After the treatment, the skin is supposed to feel rejuvenated and bright.

Bird Poop Facial

If people cannot stand to have slimy snails roam across their faces, they can opt for a less mobile facial. The bird poop facial. According to the Shizuka New York skin care salon located in Manhattan, using bird poop to boost one's complexion can be quite effective. The salon, which has been offering this "Geisha facial" for five years, uses a paste that is created from a powdered form of the feces of the nightingale. The active ingredient in this facial is an enzyme that comes from this particular bird's feces. The paste is used along with steam treatment and aroma therapy. The facial will cost a beauty addict $180.

Vampire Face-Lift

For a lot of people, needles can be frightening and painful. For people wanting to cut a few years off of their faces, needles might be the answer. The vampire face-lift is just one kind of facial treatment that uses needles. In this facial, however, there are no collagen injections. Instead, this facial involves a doctor who draws one's blood. The blood is treated and then it is injected into the person's face as a filler for wrinkles. As farfetched as this treatment sounds, Dr. Andre Berger from the Rejuvalife Vitality Institute in Beverly Hills, CA stated that the vampire face-life has definitely gained popularity. Like similar beauty treatments, this fix is only temporary. After around 15 months, the once smoothed skin will start to wrinkle again.

Face-Slapping Treatment

To think facial treatments could not get any more weird, one particular treatment costing $350 has definitely revealed the lengths people will go to just to look temporarily younger. This treatment called the Face-Slapping treatment, which is offered by a San Francisco masseuse at Tata Massage, involves a 15 to 20 minute session of pure slapping. This treatment believes that age can be slapped away.

The creator of the treatment, Tata Rassameesaitarn Wongsirodkul stated, "Face slapping brings out your hidden beauty potential, without invasive procedures. And it's 100 percent chemical free."

Bull Semen Hair Treatment

Lastly on this list of outrageous treatments is the bull semen treatment that is actually for dull hair and not the face. This treatment created by the Hari Salon in London uses bull semen to rejuvenate dull hair. The creators, Katherine and Hari Salem stated that this kind of treatment will infuse the protein into the hair and make it stronger.

"The results speak for themselves. Their hair is soft but not lank," Katherine Salem said. 

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