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Skin Health Isn’t Skin-Deep

Screen shot 2015-12-31 at 6.03.13 PMBy Lu Lopez

I came to Dr. Mariana Boneva having suffered from skin issues most of my life. By that point, I was just hoping to find a product that did at least some of what it claimed to do. I went to Beauty Plus Aesthetics for Vibradermabrasion, a noninvasive treatment that exfoliates old cells to improve skin tone and texture. The treatment did everything it claimed: the surface of my face was like new.

But the most transformative part of that first encounter was my consultation with Dr. Boneva. She was the first doctor to treat my skin problems from the inside as well as the outside. It was a complete approach to skin health. Notice I used the phrase skin health, not skin care. You can buy skin care off the supermarket shelf.

My individual assessment included cutting sugar and dairy from my diet and a simple, three-product cleansing regimen. To my delight, I saw changes within weeks: my skin was clear, soft and hydrated. When I went back to replenish my supply of products (which last very long), I thanked Dr. Boneva for changing my life. I have now been her patient for over four years and cannot imagine using other products or following other advice.

Somewhat recently, Dr. Boneva was considering collaborating with a corporation to mass-produce her product line for wider distribution. I told her that while I was happy for her, I was concerned that the quality of the products would suffer without her direct oversight. I firmly believe that it is her personal involvement that ensures the products deliver as promised. To my relief, they have stayed under her control and continue to be effective.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to find a doctor like Mariana Boneva, who addresses skin needs at their root causes and treats the whole person, not just the surface skin. But remember, her advice is only good if you follow it. Her products only work if you use them as directed. As patients, we must do our part too.

bonevaDr. Mariana Boneva is founder of Beauty Plus Aesthetics, 353 Lexington Ave. #1603. To learn more, make an appointment or purchase her cosmetic products, visit or call 212.371.6097.

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