Outrageous Beauty Treatments: The Truth and the Alternatives

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Jeannine Morris on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:05PM

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Do They Really Work?

a Jeannine Morris on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:05PM

March 15 is the premiere of Jessica Simpson's new reality show, The Price of Beauty, and in it, Jessica, along with BFFs Ken Paves (pictured) and CaCee Cobb, traverses the world to learn how different cultures define beauty, and the extraordinary lengths women will go to in order to achieve it—like drinking cow urine in India and entering a "fattening hut" in Uganda.

But we've uncovered even more outrageous beauty regimens (sperm facial, anyone?) and asked experts to weigh in on whether or not these crazy (and oftentimes expensive) treatments work.

Meet the Experts
Dr. Jessica Wu, a dermatologist from Los Angeles who specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Neal Schultz, a leading dermatologist from New York; when not treating patients, he is educating the public about skincare through video tutorials on DermTV.com.

Teca Gillespie, a beauty scientist in Cincinnati, OH who develops innovative hair formulas and studies women's hair care needs for Proctor & Gamble.

Robert Ramos, a hairstylist at Estilo Salon in Los Angeles who's known for making A-listers like Jessica Alba and Eva Mendes look gorgeous.

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