Joovv Go 2.0 Treatment Guidelines

Indications for Use

The Joovv Go 2.0 is a Class II medical device and is not intended to cure or diagnose any medical conditions. Use of this device is designed to help promote healthy skin, strong muscles, and overall health and wellness by optimizing cellular function. This device is intended to be used in home and commercial environments. Operation is intended by user/patient. The Joovv Go 2.0 should only be operated in the use perimeter of Joovv’s user guidelines, as listed in our user manual.

First Time Users

For first time users, we recommend starting out with 1-2 minute treatments per area, and slowly working up to a 10-minute session over the course of 2-3 weeks as your body acclimates to the therapy.

Protective Eyewear

The emitting surface covers the entire front surface area of the device. Eyewear is included and should be worn when using the device with Near Infrared (NIR) mode active. When treating, do not stare directly into the light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Standard Treatment

10-minute treatments at 6-12 inches from your device is optimal. Once the cooldown period has completed, additional 10-minute sessions for symptomatic areas may be beneficial, but beyond that, the evidence points to diminishing returns (your cells can only absorb so much light at once). For this reason, we recommend you allow at least 6 hours between treatments of the same area.

Recovery+ Treatment

10-minute treatments at 6-12 inches from your device is optimal. Once the cooldown period has completed, additional 10-minute sessions for symptomatic areas may be beneficial, but beyond that, the evidence points to diminishing returns (your cells can only absorb so much light at once). For this reason, we recommend you allow at least 6 hours between treatments of the same area.

Cooldown Mode

The Joovv Go 2.0 requires a cooldown period in-between each 10-minute session. During the cooldown period, the LED indicator will flash blue. Once completed, the flashing will stop and the device is ready to use.

Daily Use is Optimal

To get the most out of your Joovv, consistency is key. We recommend once daily use, although 2-3 times per day may be beneficial for symptomatic areas.

Any Time of Day

Use your Joovv 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  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. However, it can be beneficial to target specific physical problem areas. In those cases, direct treatments for 10 minutes allows light to penetrate deeper into tissues for greater effects.

Exposing Your Skin for a Joovv Treatment

For effective Joovv use, 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.


Many Joovv users with full-body devices prefer to Joovv in the nude. Delivering light to more surface area on your body leads to better light therapy outcomes, but full nudity is not necessarily required for effective, full-body Joovv use. Lighter garments like underwear, bras, shorts, and socks may be worn without hampering a treatment, though the covered areas not exposed directly to the light won’t receive any benefits.


You can still benefit from Joovv treatments while wearing makeup, but for optimal use, we recommend removing it and cleaning your skin so more light can reach your cells.


Dry yourself after bathing or swimming before starting a Joovv treatment. Avoid using your Joovv in an area with excess water. For electrical safety reasons it’s best not to use the Joovv Go with wet hands.

FAQs for Light Therapy Treatments

Is red light therapy safe? Are there side effects from regular Joovv use?

Joovv uses only the red and near infrared wavelengths that are clinically-proven to be effective and safe. However, we always recommend consulting with your healthcare provider for specific questions about your health conditions.

Will light therapy treatments cause detox symptoms?

If your cells are starved for light, a full Joovv treatment may cause some detox-related symptoms before your body acclimates. If you experience these types of issues, we recommended stopping treatments until the symptoms go away. Then start out at 1-2 minutes per treatment area and work your way slowly up to 10 minutes over the course of 2-3 weeks. This will help your body adapt to a higher dosage of light. If you continue to experience detox-related symptoms and have any concerns regarding the use of photobiomodulation, we recommend stopping treatments and consulting with your healthcare provider.

What if I use Botox?

Users with a history of facial fillers and Botox injections should consult their dermatologist prior to use.

Can near-infrared (NIR) light therapy aid hyper-pigmentation?

Near-Infrared (NIR) at 850 nm may aid hyper-pigmentation. Here is a helpful article for more information. If this is a concern, we recommend you discontinue use and consult with your skin care advisor. 

What if I have breast implants?

Users with breast implants should consult their plastic surgeon prior to use.

What if I recently had LASIK surgery?

Do not use the device during the healing period post Lasik eye surgery. Before resuming treatment, we recommend getting clearance from your doctor. As always, we recommend following our treatment guidelines and making sure to use the provided goggles when using the NIR wavelength.

What if I have a pre-existing health condition or take medications?

The Joovv Go Generation 2.0 is classified as a general wellness device. Out of caution, we recommend you consult with your healthcare provider if you have any pre-existing conditions or if you take photosensitizing drugs like Tetracycline, Digoxin, Retin A, and others. 

Steroids work to suppress the immune system while photobiomodulation works to stimulate it. The two therapies work against each other which is why we do not recommend they be used together.

As we are not health practitioners, we are not able to offer definitive clinical guidance. We recommend consulting with your trusted health care provider.

Can children use Joovv?

Clinical studies have shown light therapy to be safe and efficacious. However, if you’re considering using it with children, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns. Please also note, all treatments with children should be done under adult supervision. 

Can pregnant or nursing women use Joovv?

As there has been no clinical research with red light therapy treatments on pregnant or nursing subjects, do not use the device if pregnant or lactating before consulting with your healthcare provider.

Can my pet use Joovv?

Veterinarians around the world have used red light therapy for years to treat dogs, horses, and many other animals. We recommend consulting with a veterinary professional for specific concerns.

How long does it take to see results?

The human body is complex, yet amazing! It is hard to predict the way your body will respond to Joovv  and how quickly you will see results. It varies by person, their health and fitness challenges, and how consistent they are with treatments.

Will Joovv red light therapy help with my health condition?

Red light therapy is supported by a robust amount of peer-reviewed clinical data for a broad range of health benefits. You can learn more about some of the science by visiting our Science Page. On a case-by-case basis, it would be impossible to give definitive guidance when we don’t know a person’s medical history or specific situation. If you’re looking for prescriptive advice, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider.