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Natural Awakenings New York City

Help for Unwanted Hair Growth

ekaterina-denisovaBy Ekaterina Denisova

As a graduate student in NYC, I would occasionally stop by Whole Foods Market, and that’s where I came across Natural Awakenings magazine and found myself attracted to the advertisement for Dr. Mariana Boneva’s Manhattan medical spa, Beauty + Aesthetics. Simple, clear and straight to the point, the ad stood out to me and caught my attention time and again.

Although I did not have a chance to visit her office until two and a half years later, I had the feeling that if I ever sought medical treatment for an issue that had long been bothering me—excessive hair on my body and face from a hormonal imbalance—that was where I wanted to go. From time to time over the years, I would visit one of various local salons to try to address the issue, but I did not find satisfaction in any of them. In fact, the treatments caused skin damage that I had to deal with either right away or later on.

As a youngster in my homeland, a country in Eastern Europe, I developed a hormonal health issue that was not treated until I was in my early 20s. Although the hormonal imbalance was corrected, its superficial consequences didn’t go away, and I found it quite embarrassing to notice long, dark hairs on the fair skin of my face every time I looked in the mirror. They were especially visible in natural sunlight.

Of course, I found numerous ways to try and hide the problem—tweezing, shaving and waxing, to name a few. That last effort left the skin around my lips dark and bumpy, and most of the hairs were still there. These were just temporarily cover-ups, and they had very noticeable side effects.

Still, I didn’t realize just how bad my problem really was until I spent two full weeks in a hospital in NYC, so sick that I was not able to take care of my hair growth. It was horrendous. I grew a mustache and a beard, not to mention hair on my body. I was only 30 years old, but when I looked at myself in the mirror, I felt like I was at least 50, and in bad shape.

So when I finally made the decision to go to Dr. Boneva and I met her for the first time in her office, I was filled with gratitude. In her I saw a highly professional specialist whose primary goal was to get to the root of my problem and treat it in a knowledgeable, dignified way.

Dr. Boneva suggested a diet that I had never heard about before, as well as internal colon cleansing. The daily and weekly regimens she suggested made an outstanding change on my face. The products that I get from Dr. Boneva are of the highest quality; I feel like they were made especially for me. I had not even imagined that there was a chance that my skin would be smooth and clear again, but I do know that I’m getting much more in services than what I paid for.

I am most sincerely grateful to Dr. Boneva for the excellent treatment and my renewed inner and outer confidence.

Ekaterina Denisova, a teacher at Gold Material Montessori School, is “passionately fond of dance, cooking and traveling.” 

bonevaDr. Mariana Boneva has offices at 353 Lexington Ave. During the month of October, she is offering a free consult to anyone who mentions Natural Awakenings. For more information, visit or call 212-371-6097.