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Getting Red Carpet Ready: How Far Will The Stars Go to Razzle Dazzle?

With award season poised to descend upon Hollywood, the A List will stop at almost nothing to impress

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The Emmy Awards kick off the seemingly never-ending award season this Sunday, Sept. 22, and while television's finest may have spent the last few weeks nipping and tucking in preparation for the fan fare, as the New York Times reports, there's a whole new slew of "look great" treatments out there that boggle the mind -- and the body.

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Take for example the Santa Monica-based spa that, for a mere $575, uses lasers to, eek, "de-wrinkle male genitalia" (Someone please tell me which male star -- except ok, maybe Mickey Rourke -- would give Lara Spencer a peek at that during a red carpet stop and repeat?) or the highly-touted "L.A. Slim Wrap" which, for a relatively affordable $135, "detoxifies and contours your body by drawing out toxins and impurities." And promises, "Immediate inch loss of 6 to 20 inches occurs as the body is left feeling rejuvenated and more energetic. The minerals nourish the skin, leaving it smooth, tightened and you will notice a remarkable improvement in the appearance of cellulite." Oh, but there's a catch: You don't just get to lie there like a lox. This is "an active body wrap treatment and you will be required to remain active for 45 to 60 minutes while in this wrap."

Un-huh.

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You can read all about one writer's experience with the wrap here -- she and "The Middle" actress Eden Sher (who plays Sue Heck) -- ventured to try it together in the name of ... well, if not science, then to see whether or not it really works. (Spoiler: meh-to-middling.)

But, don't these types of over the top procedures -- and others like them -- make you kind of sad for the stars? Botox? Ok, in moderation. Fillers, teeth whitening, sure, if you feel compelled. But, something tells me that when you're having your genitalia de-wrinkled to keep up with the younger Joneses, priorities have clearly gotten way out of whack.

Just one woman's opinion. You say ...?

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