For the most biologically effective red light therapy, follow these treatment guidelines:
Position Yourself 4-6 Inches from the Joovv Light Therapy: You can sit or stand. Clinical research and user experiences have demonstrated that 4-6 inches is the ideal distance during a treatment.
Treatment For Beginners: Beginners to light therapy are recommended to start out with 1-2 minute treatments per area, slowly working up to a 10-minute session(s) over the course of 2-3 weeks as your body acclimates to the therapy.
10 Minute Treatment Times: 10-minute treatments at 4-6 inches from your device is optimal.
Exposing Your Skin for a Joovv Treatment: For effective Joovv light therapy, the area of your body that you’re treating needs to be exposed directly to the light. Clothing prevents the red and near-infrared light from reaching your cells, so be sure to remove any garments from the part of your body you’re treating.
Makeup: You can still benefit from Joovv treatments while wearing makeup, but for optimal use, it is recommended that you remove it and clean your skin so more natural light can reach your cells.
Eyes / Glasses: You may safely remove your eyeglasses and contacts for treatments. Red light therapy has been shown in numerous clinical trials to support eye health and vision. However, the LED lights can be quite bright, so we don’t recommend looking at them directly. If it’s too bright, we recommend closing your eyes until it’s comfortable to open them. You may also wear sunglasses. See FAQs below for LASIK questions.
Daily Use is Optimal: To get the most out of Joovv light therapy, consistency is key. I recommend once daily use, although 2-3 times per day may be beneficial for symptomatic areas. If you have to miss some days, we suggest at least using your Joovv 5 times a week. Sporadic treatments are similar to sporadic workouts; you may benefit that day, but for longer-term, full-body health effects, you need to be consistent.
Any Time of Day: Use Joovv light therapy when it works best for you! Some people love how it feels in the morning and say it perks them up for the day. Others wait until before or after a workout for max energy and recovery. And many use Joovv at night, or as an alternative to bright, artificial lights after dark. The important thing is fitting red light therapy into your daily routine, regardless of what time.
Targeting Problem Areas: Many of the health benefits from red light therapy can be attained by consistent, full-body use. For example, you don’t need to target your thyroid gland to treat symptoms of thyroid disorders. However, it can be beneficial to target specific physical problem areas like sore joints or burns. In those cases, direct treatments for 10-20 minutes allows natural light to penetrate deeper into the tissue for greater effect (this may require multiple sessions per day).