By Laura Moss, Mother Nature Network
Woman receiving injection.
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.
1. Manicures and pedicures
In a place where nails are cut, calluses are buffed and feet are soaked, it's no surprise that you can pick up fungal and bacterial infections - including MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria - in nail salons. And while it may be hard to believe, these infections can be deadly. In 2005,Kimberly Kay Jackson went to get her monthly pedicure, but her heel was cut by a pumice stone and she developed a wound that wouldn't heal despite antibiotics. The 46-year-old died seven months later and her