I have to admit that when I first received the HoMedics Newa system, I was a little sceptical about whether it would really help to improve my skin. But within the first few days, I was won over.
I’ve already written about my First Impressions of the Newa system, as well as a Three Week Update, so in this post I’m going to do a full review of the system. Click through to those posts if you want to read more detail on the product. If you’ve read the other posts and just want to find out my final results, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
What they say
The HoMedics Newa skin rejuvenation system is a home skin care system which ‘is clinically proven to firm, tighten and lift skin. And it reduces wrinkles by a third in just 12 weeks. All in the comfort of your own home.’ (text taken from the Boots website). As we age, the collagen in our skin starts to break down, causing lines, wrinkles and sagging. The Newa’s patented 3DEEP technology delivers thermal energy (heat) into the deeper layers of your skin, reactivating the collagen production process.
HoMedics claim that immediately after your first treatment you will find that your skin looks and feels tighter and plumper. Your skin will be smoother and firmer within 4 weeks, and you will continue to see further improvements over the next 2 months.
What do you get?
The HoMedics Newa starter kit includes the Newa device itself, together with enough activator gel for your first 20 treatments – this should last you a month. You also get a storage bag, full instruction manual, a quick reference guide and a DVD showing you how to use the device.
Most people will be able to use Newa with no problems, however certain groups of people shouldn’t use it. This includes pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with pacemakers or severe heart disorders, people with diabetes, autoimmune disorders, blood clotting disorders and some other conditions. If you have any piercings or metal implants, you can’t use Newa on those areas.
How do you use it?
A Newa facial divides your face into six treatment areas – two on each cheek and two under the jawline. After popping the top off the Newa, you cover the electrodes with the activation gel. You move the Newa over the treatment area, making sure that you keep it moving at all times and that the electrodes remain in contact with the skin. Each area takes four minutes to treat, so an entire facial will take around 25 minutes.
Initially you use the Newa five times per week. Then, after the first four weeks, you cut down to two treatments per week.
What do I think of it?
Bearing in mind that I was a bit sceptical about using a skin rejuvenation system, I have been really impressed by the results I’ve seen from using the Newa. I’m lucky that I don’t have very noticeable wrinkles, but when I started using the system I had fine lines across my cheeks and around my eyes. I also had quite noticeable lines from my nose to my mouth, and some sagging around my jawline.
The photos above were taken before I started using the Newa and after 3 weeks of use. I noticed an immediate improvement in the tone and smoothness of my skin within the first week. My skin felt and looked plumper and more toned, and felt very soft. Over the next three weeks, I noticed that the fine lines across my cheeks had really improve. The lines from my nose to my mouth were also less noticeable. And my skin definitely looks brighter since I started using the Newa device.
I don’t like posting make-up free photos, and this one was taken a couple of weeks ago when I was suffering from a pretty horrible cold/fluey type virus. I felt truly awful. But I think it shows that even when I was feeling run down, my skin still looked pretty bright. Don’t worry, the change of hair colour wasn’t caused by using the Newa!
HoMedics Newa: The Verdict
There are a few downsides to the HoMedics Newa system. The first is the cost, which I can imagine will put some people off the system. When I wrote this review, it retailed at £199, so it’s certainly not cheap. However compared to the cost of regular facials or other treatments such as Botox, I think it represents good value for money. It would make a great addition to your Christmas list.
In the first month, it can feel like you are spending a lot of time using the Newa. 5 treatments per week is recommended initially and that can feel quite time consuming. But I found that after a while, it became a very relaxing part of my evening. I quite enjoyed spending a little time on my face each evening.
One other slight niggle was that I would have preferred it if the Newa was wire-free. It’s a little annoying having to be tethered to a plug, but that’s probably just my own preference.
But all of these are outweighed by the benefits that I have seen since using Newa. I’m really impressed with the improvement in my skin, and I will definitely continue to use it in the future. If you do get a Newa, I’d love to know how you get on with it!
The HoMedics Newa Skin Rejuvenation System is available online.