nuve light therapy

Deep Penetrating Light Therapy

Item# 08-0532


Focused, hand-held relief for stiff muscles and joints and minor aches and pains. This travel-sized infrared lamp is as powerful as our larger Deep Penetrating Light but small enough to go everywhere you go for targeted, instant relief. The focused, all-natural LED red and infrared light penetrates and absorbs deep into tissue to stimulate cellular regeneration for pain relief. The Nuve Deep Penetrating Light is FDA approved to treat the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. The treatment only takes 14 minutes a day. Includes handle, head, power cord and user guide. Made in China.


Gift wrap not available. 7½"L x 2¾"W x 1¼"H 5 oz

Benefits of RED Light Therapy Treatments

Stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.

Stimulate fibroblastic activity, which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.

Increase vascularity (circulation) . Circulation is increased by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry more waste products away.

Stimulate the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) . ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell. It is the body’s fuel.

Increase lymphatic system activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood system, and the second is comprised of the proteins, which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.

Increase RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly. Reduce the excitability of nervous tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions like calcium among others to go to the area being treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves thereby relieving pain.

Increase phagocytes, which is the process of scavenging for and ingesting dead or degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean up. This is an important part of the infection fighting process. Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the healing process can take place.

Induce a thermal like effect in the tissue. The light raises the temperature of the cells although there is no heat produced from the diodes themselves.

Cosmetic Benefits of Using LEDs

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces crow’s-feet
  • Heals blemishes
  • Improve skin tone
  • Regeneration/stimulation of collagen
  • Restores skin’s natural cellular collagen activity
  • Activates fibroblast cells which create collagen and elastin
  • Helps sun-damaged skin
  • Creates more skin moisture, which will help fill out skin
  • Increases circulation, providing a healthier skin tone
  • Reduces melanin production, which causes brown age spots
  • Promotes nutritional elements existing within the skin
  • Helps irregular pigmentation
  • Lessens skin coarseness
  • Lessens pore size
  • Stimulates and activates metabolic function in skin cells
  • Smoothes texture
  • Reduces skin degradation
  • Reduces overall redness, flushing, dilated capillaries

Benefits of LED Treatments

  • Safe and effective for all skin types
  • Non- invasive
  • Non-ablative
  • No side effects
  • No downtime
  • No pain
  • Fast, treat entire face in 10-15 minutes
  • Simple to operate
  • Reliable, with proper care it is engineered to last for years
  • No after care needed
  • Affordable and cost effective


Nüve Handheld Deep Penetrating Light Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions This information has been provided by the manufacturer.

When will I feel better or see some positive results?

You may feel better or experience positive results immediately. Some individuals may have to treat themselves over days or weeks before noticing results.

I have arthritis in my hands. Will I be able to use the system?

Nu¨ve is designed with the arthritis sufferer in mind being lightweight and easy to hold.

I don't feel any difference and I'm still in pain. I'm not sure it's working.
There is such a variety of pain symptoms and causes, and everyone's pain problem is so unique, that it is difficult to estimate how long until you start feeling relief. First, are you holding it directly on the area of concern (it can be directly on the skin, but no more that ¼” off the skin)? Next, it is safe to use the system more that 14 minutes at a time and more than twice a day. Often it takes some extra treatments to loosen the muscles and ease the pain.

I only see 4 lights on – I don't think it's working.
You should see 4 red LED lights, one at the top, bottom, left and right on the head. The remaining 56 infrared lights are not visible with our bare eyes. What you are seeing means your unit is working as it was intended to work.

How often and how long should I use the Nüve Handheld?
When using the Nüve Handheld for pain applications, it is recommended to use the system for 14 minutes (per area) two times per day. The Nüve Handheld is designed to run for 25 minutes and will automatically shut off.

How do I use the Nüve Handheld?
When you receive your dpl® Nüve Handheld, you will take it out of the box insert the head onto the handle. Please be sure to line up the notches (small notch at the top of the handle) twist (turn) the head to the right to lock in place. Insert the power supply (checking to make sure that there is a green light on the power supply) and push the "on" button (located on the front of the handle). You will see the colored LEDs when the "on" button is pushed. The infrared LEDs are working but can't be seen with the human eye.

Some cell phones, digital cameras or camcorders are able to pick up the infrared LEDs when using them to view the infrared light.

For pain applications it is recommended to use the system for 14 minutes (per area) two times per day.

The Nüve handheld fan will come on after 3 minutes of use. If the system is turned off and then turned back on it will take 3 more minutes for the fan to come back on. Every time the handheld it turned off it will take 3 minutes for the fan to come back on.

Do not cover ventilation holes on the back of the system with clothing or any other articles. Covering may increase the skin's surface temperature and the system (as a safety feature) will shut off if the temperature is too warm. In the event that the system shuts off during your treatment, it is recommended that you allow the system to cool down before restarting.

How long will it be before I have results using the Nüve Handheld?
For pain applications ~ depending on the pain and application, you could possibly feel relief immediately or after a few treatments. For deeper pain symptoms, you may need several treatments before seeing/feeling results.

Does the Nüve Handheld work for everyone?
Infrared therapy is proven to work on all skin types. For pain applications most everyone will feel comfort and improvement when using the system.

Can the Nüve Handheld hurt my eyes? No studies have found any harmful effects to the eyes when using infrared therapy. However, it's recommended that the eyes be closed while using the system. Don't look directly at the lights when the system is turned on.

Why can I not see all the LEDs light up when the Nüve Handheld is turned on? The primary head that comes with the Nüve Handheld has 60 LEDs (56 880nm Infrared, 4 660nm Red LEDs). You will be able to see the 4 red LEDs when the system is turned on.... the infrared is also on and working but not visible to the human eye.

Troubleshooting tips: If you are unable to see the 4 red LEDs make certain that the notches on the head are lined up (small notch at the top of the handheld) twist (turn) the head to the right until it locks into place. Check power supply for green light.

Can the Nüve Handheld be used with other products?
Yes, the dpl® Nüve Handheld can be used alone or with the use of pain cream products. Avoid products containing heat-activated ingredients while using the Nüve Handheld. It is recommended to use such products after your Nüve Handheld treatment.

Will the Nüve Handheld hurt?
No, unlike lasers, injections or other invasive treatments the Nüve Handheld is non-thermal, non-ablative and non-invasive treatment. Clients report no discomfort or pain associated with the Nüve Handheld treatments.

I have high blood pressure – will using the Nüve Handheld hurt me?
There is no evidence that by using the Nüve Handheld will increase blood pressure. We do recommend contacting your physician if you are concerned.

Does Deep Penetrating Light Therapy have FDA Approval?
Yes, the Nüve has been cleared by the FDA for the relaxation of muscles and relief of muscle spasms; temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains, and stiffness; temporary relief of minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis; and to temporarily increase local blood circulation.

How long will the LEDs last on my Nüve Handheld?
The LEDs are rated for about 2,500 hours – depending on usage should last for many years. LEDs are not like light bulbs with filaments but have solid state chips inside.

Will the Nüve Handheld help with other issues?
YES, the Nüve Handheld has been designed to be used for both pain and skin care applications by using a form of energy called "photons" to penetrate deep into the body easing pain and repairing tissues. The Nüve Handheld is a non-invasive, drug free therapy which can be applied to your specific and individual needs.