If it was acceptable to write a two-word review, it would go like this:
As much as I can't stand taking pictures of myself (and trust me, my kids have had a field day with my phone and these pictures), I knew it was necessary for me to document my progress. And boy, was there progress.
Let me begin by saying, the NEWA is more of an investment in time than money. Clearly, this technology is worth every penny. NEWA is the first home use, over-the-counter RF wrinkle reduction device to receive FDA clearance. It's easy to use and provides effective and noticeable results in reducing facial wrinkles, in addition to tightening skin.
For the first 30 days, it's a commitment — approximately 30 minutes (between washing and using the device) 5 days a week. There are 3 areas on each side of the face that are targeted for 4 minutes a piece — cheekbone to temple, underneath cheekbone and under chin/neck line — gliding in circular motions. The device heats up quickly. Once the blinking blue light turns to a blinking green, the technology is actively working to renew collagen. There are two settings, though I used level 2 right out of the gate. The device automatically shuts off after 4 minutes, which is brilliant. I used the app for the first treatment until I realized it wasn't necessary. Before each 4 minute session, apply the 3Deep Lift activating gel. Do not skimp on the gel, as you will need this barrier for the heat. Ensure the metal prongs are covered completely. The tube of gel will last longer than 30 days. Before and after each treatment, cleanse your face. You can apply your skin care products once your treatment is complete.
While I will sometimes do the treatments in the morning (which is definitely doable, I'm not red for long), I prefer doing the treatments at night before bed.
I must state for the record, I take very good care of my skin. I always have. And another contributing factor is how I eat. While it's uncomfortable looking at pictures of myself, I am proud of how my resting face looks for my age. Now, if only my expression-full face could follow suit! Oh, but wait, that's actually improving, too.
At the onset of my treatments, my skin immediately felt firmer. Within days, looked plumper. It was quite exciting. However, it wasn't until my 30 day pictures that I really witnessed what was happening. Below, I have circled areas that showed significant improvement. You will notice in the first picture a decrease in depth of my parenthesis line, to point of almost non-existence. It's so smooth and plump now. In the second picture, again the depth and length of the line is decreased, in addition to a smoothing of the skin directly to the right of the line. In the third picture, I just had to do it. I wanted to see if my boney face would relax a bit with expression. Not only are there less lines to the side of my mouth, the lines aren't as deep. And check out the cheekbone. Definite wrinkle reduction.
Even aside from where I circled, redness is reduced, my cheekbones appear to be lifted and my neck line looks smoother.
Now that I am just past the 30 day mark, I can reduce my treatments to 2-3 times a week. Honestly, I am looking forward to what the next 30 days will bring. This truly is an advancement in skin technology that I believe everyone can benefit from.
All photos were taken at the same time of day (end of day) and in the same place.