The Nüve handheld uses the same DPL® Rejuvenation Light Therapy System that is widely used for both joint and muscle pain relief and for skin care. The original technology was developed by NASA. In fact, the Deep Penetrating Light DPL
Therapy System® is approved/cleared by the FDA for skin rejuvenation and pain treatment. With the DPL®, you can enjoy the benefits of photo rejuvenation infrared LED therapy in your own home. The DPL® Therapy System uses proven infrared technology that has been tested in several formal medical studies. For example, in a double-blind, place-bo controlled trial,researchers found this to have "clearly demonstrated that it is easy to use, safe, and effective, and reduced chronic back pain by 50% over six weeks".
For more information on pain management, see the articles on the left and our DPL® Pain Management webpage. Research conducted by Dr. Robert A. Weiss shows clinical data indicating that "skin can be smoothed without using heat, without pain, and without risk" through use of the non-thermal LED technology used by the Deep Penetrating Light Therapy System®. See the Comparison Chart - Beauty.
In over 40 years of research, Light Therapy has been shown to provide effective therapeutic benefits. Visible RED LIGHT (660 nm wavelength) penetrates tissue by approximately 8 to 10 mm, and is very helpful in treating problems close to the skin surface such as cuts, scars, acne, infection, and wounds. INFRARED LIGHT (880 nm) penetrates to approximately 30 to 40 mm, and is effective for treating issues related to joints, bones, and deep muscles. The DPL® Therapy System uses both Red (20 diodes) and Infrared (154 diodes) to make it the most effective light therapy solution available.