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Vendor Registration Opens for 23 Annual Women’s Health Fair


endor registration is now open for the DeVargas Center’s 23rd Annual Women’s Health Fair being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 20. In addition to approximately 90 vendors from all over northern New Mexico, DeVargas Center will unveil its own strong pulse on health and wellness in its tenant, Light Vessel. Light Vessel will join an impressive lineup including vendors and health providers ranging from the traditional to the alternative while mixing in a plethora of heralded services such as medical health screenings, massages, spiritual readings, makeovers and much more. All vendors come with the desire to reach out to, educate and heal northern New Mexico women and their families. Entertainment, complimentary classes and the ever-popular giveaway packages round out the day. DeVargas Center is the only grocery-anchored community mall in north Santa Fe boasting over 50 unique stores, restaurants, a theater and free parking. The Center is easily accessible at the corner of Paseo de Peralta & N. Guadalupe Street. Cost: Registration is $110 for businesses and $45 for non-profits. To register, visit, ‘upcoming events’ link at the home page, or call Ellen at the management office at 505-982-2655.

beautybrief Spring into a New You with Microneedling by Dr. Taghizadeh


he weather is getting warmer, the daylight is lasting longer, and you’re starting to spend more time outside. Before summer vacation starts and your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, consider rejuvenating your appearance with a microneedling treatment. Spring is a fantastic time to improve your appearance both safely and effectively. Microneedling is an exciting and easy way to enhance healthier, plumper and younger-looking skin. Tiny needles puncture the skin and create pin-prick sized wounds. These wounds jump start your body’s production of new collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. The result is tighter skin, which improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, scars, tone, texture and overall skin appearance. After an extensive device trial, the FDA approved the Vivace microneedling with radio frequency device in January 2016. “Vivace combines targeted microneedling with radio frequency (electrical) energy to help stimulate and tighten the skin even in the deepest layers,” says Dr. Taghizadeh, owner of New Mexico Facial Plastics in Albuquerque and a double board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. “Vivace microneedling can be used on almost any area of the

face or body and any skin type, and is especially helpful in reducing acne scarring.” Microneedling should only be done under the supervision of a boardcertified physician. To achieve optimal results, patients undergo between three and six sessions spread approximately one week apart with regular maintenance treatments afterward. Each treatment takes about an hour. There is little to no down-time, with most patients reporting that they feel no pain during or after the procedure. The results are visible almost immediately, and include smaller pore size, reduced secretion

of skin oils (seborrhea), minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved delivery and absorption of medical-grade skin care products, and reduced occurrence of acne. “So if you are looking for a way to enhance your appearance that is quick, easy, and with no down time, try a micro needling treatment today,” adds Taghizadeh. Microneedling is available at New Mexico Facial Plastics in Albuququerque. For more information, call 505-888-FACE or visit See ad, below.

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March 2016