Generation 3.0 Treatment Guidelines

Indications for Use

The Mini 3.0 and Solo 3.0 are over the counter class II medical devices that emit energy in the visible and IR spectrum intended to provide topical heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for:

  • Temporary relief of minor muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Minor arthritis pain
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Temporary increase in local blood circulation
  • Temporary relaxation of muscles

Devices are not intended to cure or diagnose any medical conditions. Use of these devices help promote healthy skin, strong muscles, and overall health and wellness through optimizing cellular function.

Devices are intended to be used in home and commercial environments. Operation is intended by the user/patient. 

Setup Your Joovv

Your Generation 3.0 Joovv device requires straight-forward, one-time assembly. Refer to your user manual for specifics on each device.

Turn on Your Joovv

To start your Joovv device, press the  power button, set your treatment time on the control panel, and hit the play/pause button to start a treatment.

Note on LEDs: Some of the LEDs may appear like they’re not working when they’re actually on and delivering near infrared (NIR) light that is invisible to the human eye. 

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 used when using the device with Near Infrared (NIR) mode active. When treating, do not stare directly into the light emitting diodes (LEDs). Visit our Protective Eyewear article for more information.  

Standard Treatment

A standard treatment utilizes both red and near infrared* light. A 10-minute treatment at 16-24 inches sitting or standing in front of your device is optimal. Red and near infrared* can be used together or independently depending on your preference.

*Protective eyewear should be used when treating with near infrared and the beam window is directed at the user’s eyes.   

Recovery+ Treatment

Recovery+ reduces the intensity of the standard treatment by pulsing the near infrared* light. Using this mode is ideal for recovery (eg. post workout, fatigue, etc). 10-20 minute treatments at 12-14 inches sitting or standing in front of your device is optimal.

*Protective eyewear should be used when treating with near infrared and the beam window is directed at the user’s eyes.   

Topical Heating Treatment

The topical heating treatment distance is ideal for targeting symptomatic areas. 10-20 minute treatments at 4-6 inches sitting or standing in front of your device is optimal. If you find that 4-6 inches is too intense, then we recommend following the standard treatment guidelines and increasing the time to 15-20 minutes or selecting Recovery+ mode to reduce the intensity of the near infrared*. 

*Protective eyewear should be used when treating with near infrared and the beam window is directed at the user’s eyes.

What Treatment is best for me?

The standard/Recovery+ treatment guidelines are ideal for full body applications when looking to optimize cellular function. When looking to treat symptomatic areas, single device use following the topical heating guidelines is ideal. But of course we recommend listening to your body above all else to determine the right treatment for you.     

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. The important thing is fitting red light therapy into your daily routine, regardless of the time.

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 will receive a diminished intensity. 


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.


For electrical safety reasons, dry yourself after bathing or swimming before starting a treatment, and do not operate your Joovv with wet hands. Avoid using your Joovv in an area with excess water. 

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 recommend 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.

Can I treat my eyes without protective eyewear?

The protective eyewear should be worn whenever Near-Infrared is active and your eyes are within the beam window. Eyewear is not required when the device is set to Red mode only. If you have any concerns on treating your eyes with the Red mode, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider or optometrist. Visit our Protective Eyewear article for more information. 

What if I use Botox?

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

What if I have breast implants?

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

What if I have medical implants?

As Photobiomodulation is still a relatively new therapy to the market, when it comes to using Red and NIR wavelengths with medical implants, we recommend you first consult with your healthcare provider.

What if I recently had LASIK surgery?

Red light therapy from a Joovv is safe for the eyes. However, those who have recently undergone LASIK eye surgery may experience more light sensitivity, so we recommend using eye protection during Joovv treatments while your eyes recover. Consult with your healthcare provider for further questions about LASIK or other eye procedures and how they may be affected by red light therapy.

What if I have tattoos?

Users with black pigmented tattoos could experience skin blistering. Blistering can occur by inadvertent heating of the iron oxides and/or the metal salts in the tattoo’s black pigment. Tattoo locations can be covered prior to your treatment. When treating at the standard treatment distance of 16-24 inches, you may not experience a problem or feel the need to cover your tattoo, however we recommend listening to your body. Please note, we do not recommend treating at the topical heating distance on an area with tattoos.

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

Joovv Generation 3.0 is classified as a medical 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. Here is a current list of contraindication and precautionary warnings

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 healthcare 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 little clinical research done on red light therapy treatments for 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 Learn 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.