How Long for Results with NEWA Radio Frequency?
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We apply that same approach here at our blog. Using research and the expertise of our team, we delve into the science behind a wide array of skincare topics. We hope you’ll join us as we discuss everything from radio frequency skin tightening to skincare routines and skin concerns. And be sure to message us your questions!
Today we will be discussing how long it takes to see results with your NEWA and why patience and consistency are so important.
Why Do Results Take Time?
It’s easy to get frustrated and give up too soon, especially if you’ve been burned by ineffective products in the past.
All too often online, we’re sold this idea of an insane fix - an overnight cure in a bottle to fix all our problems. This is especially true on platforms like TikTok where we only get a 60 second video and we don’t know the amount of time it took to get to the “after.”
Unless you want to go to an injector or plastic surgeon, addressing skin concerns at home will take time and consistency. This is because treatments and topicals that actually work do so by influencing skin structure and function.
We will be talking about exactly how long it can take to see results next but it’s important to note that it can also take time to first identify the concern - and then the appropriate treatment. It is important to do this so that you’re not wasting time and money using something that just isn’t effective for your goals.
Once you’ve identified the concern and selected a treatment that is proven to work, trust the process.
Temporary Results vs Lasting Ones
It’s important not to confuse short and long-term results.
There are some things that we can do to temporarily improve the appearance of the skin and this can be helpful - provided we don’t confuse them for permanent ones. Giving the skin a “pick-me-up” is great for special occasions or even just helping to stay motivated as you wait for results.
Hydration is the biggest way to improve skin appearance right away. If you like face masks or hydrating serums, you probably have witnessed this first hand. We can rapidly improve the hydration of the skin’s top layer with humectants and techniques like occlusion, giving the skin more glow and plumpness.
NEWA Radio Frequency The heat from the treatment contracts the dermal collagen, giving a temporary tightening effect. It also aids penetration of the skincare you apply after and most users notice the skin is more radiant after the treatment.
Just remember that temporary results are just that - temporary.
What Influences Treatment Time?
Where and what we’re targeting will determine the time it will take.
Skincare products and devices that work superficially to target the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) will work much more quickly. New skin cells are formed at the stratum basale (deepest layer of the epidermis) when basal cells divide and it takes about a month for these cells to reach the surface of the skin and shed - though this can take longer as we age. This means that we will often see results much faster here since the life cycle of the epidermal skin cells are short.
Meanwhile, it takes much longer when we are addressing concerns that are located in the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin). Not only is it more difficult to reach this layer of the skin effectively but collagen and elastin fibers have a much longer life span which is measured in years. Luckily, there are effective therapies like NEWA that stimulate new collagen and elastin formation with precision and efficacy. It’s just a more difficult task than simply resurfacing the skin surface.
The specific concern you’re looking to address is also relevant. Keratinocytes (the most common epidermal cell) in the epidermis are eventually shed through a process called desquamation and improving the epidermis can be done by stimulating cell turnover with retinoids. Meanwhile, if dermal fibers become damaged due to photoaging or scarring then it’s not just about new collagen production as we need to replace that damaged tissue through remodeling.
Lastly, we’re all unique and have a different starting point. A woman with menopausal skin will have a lot more collagen loss than a woman in her 20s who is just wanting to maintain her skin. Always factor that in when beginning your journey.
How Long You Should Expect to Use NEWA
We love to hear from our customers and we engage with you all often through social media, our Facebook community, and our website. Your feedback is hugely important to us and speaking to you all informs us on what topics to provide more education on.
Something we see often is new users feeling frustrated that at 30 days in, they don’t see a dramatic change. We’ve all been there, we’re eager to see results and it can feel discouraging to not see them right away! So what’s the deal, is your NEWA not working? It is working, you’re just not seeing it yet. Let’s discuss why.
A good rule of thumb is to expect new collagen formation 4-6 weeks after a NEWA treatment. So this means that at 1 month in, you’re just starting to see the effects of the very first treatment you did. Remember, professional radio frequency treatments can require several 30-90 minute sessions. NEWA is 1/10th the power of our professional machines as it’s designed with the home user in mind.
So how long should you be waiting then to see something? Our clinical study showed that at 12 weeks, participants saw an increase in collagen of 3.8% - about what we lose in 4 years. This is a good time to take a picture and compare it to your before picture.
But if you still don’t see a lot yet, don’t worry! A 3.8% increase may not be fully visible to the naked eye if you’re trying to assess the deeper skin from the surface (like we are when we look in the mirror). Treatments like NEWA, which work by inducing collagen production, can take 6-12 months depending on your starting point.
So don’t give up. Continue your 2-3 treatments a week after your first month with NEWA and continue to take pictures documenting your progress. We have done the clinical studies so that you don’t need to worry that you’re putting the time in for nothing and we can’t wait to see your results.