Revive (dpl) Light Therapy Reviews (Plus Before & After)

revive (dpl) light therapy reviews

Revive Light Therapy (LED Technologies) is a well-known brand that makes over 20 LED light therapy home devices for anti-aging, wrinkles, acne, and pain relief.

In these Revive Light Therapy reviews, we wanted to focus on their dpl Light Therapy devices, which can be used not only for wrinkles and sagging skin, but for acne blemishes, acne scars, rosacea, and even pain relief.

In this post, we’ll review and compare the dpl IIa LED light therapy panels, the new Revive Light Therapy Glō, and the handheld dpl Nuve wand.

👉 In a Hurry? see our comparison table below, or jump to our Revive Light Therapy reviews!

dpl DeviceBottom LineLEDs/ColorsPrice
Revive Professional dpl IIa
🥇Top Pick
262 LEDs
Red/deep red/amber/infrared/blue
3 programs
$399 at Revive
Free shipping
dpl Nuve
72 LEDs
$199 at Revive
Free shipping
Revive Glō
Best for On-The-Go
16 LEDs
$79 at Revive
Free shipping

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Revive Light Therapy Review 

Revive Light Therapy uses LED light therapy in all its devices, from handheld red light therapy wands and large 2-panel systems to LED light therapy wraps, slippers, and gloves.

Most devices include a combination of only red and deep red light therapy (for skin rejuvenation), blue light therapy, and invisible and pain-relieving infrared light therapy.

We like that they partner with several organizations that help stamp out worldwide poverty, and other philanthropic efforts (see more here), and that all devices are FDA-cleared (OTC class II medical devices).

Revive Light Therapy Benefits & Uses

Revive light therapy devices fit all skin types and skin tones, and can be used anywhere on your body (for example, some people use them for Cellulite).

Here are the skin benefits:

  • Boosting collagen and elastin production (See how red light therapy boosts collagen)
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, brow lines, and more
  • Enhancing skin tone
  • Reducing age spots and treating sunburns (use the amber wavelength)
  • Preventing acne and reducing acne scars – Jump to the best devices for acne
  • Treating Rosacea (calms redness and inflammation)
  • Treating Psoriasis, Eczema, and rashes
  • Wound healing, cuts, scrapes, bruising

Red and infrared light therapy is also proven to heal wounds, reduce stress, and relieve redness and pain caused by any health condition, including arthritis.

What is the Best dpl Light Therapy System?

The most cost-effective and best dpl Light Therapy System is the dpl IIa upgraded model, with the highest strength output, and most LEDs, and includes the blue light wavelength for acne and scars treatment as well.

It’s the only model with 3 auto programs to choose from and minimizes confusion about the right wavelengths to choose and the duration of the treatment.

See our full comparison below:

dpl Light Therapy Reviews & Comparison (2024)

Below you’ll find our detailed reviews for the 5 best-selling Revive Light Therapy home devices to help you decide if their products are right for you.

1.🥇 dpl IIa Professional Acne Treatment Review

DPL IIa Professional Acne Treatment Light Therapy review

  • Irradiance – 0.4Mw
  • Colors – red, blue, deep red, infrared
  • Size – 11″ x 4″ x 9.5″
  •  Weight – 3.19 lbs.

$399 at Revive

The FDA-cleared dpl IIa is an upgraded model of the former dpl II, that comes with 262 LEDs and includes the blue light therapy wavelength (415 nm) – for preventing and treating acne.

This panel uses a range of light therapy wavelengths – infrared, red, deep red, amber, and blue – for skin rejuvenation, wrinkles reduction, acne treatment, and even pain relief. You can use it on any part of your body.

The best feature of this model is the 3 treatment programs that help minimize confusion about the right wavelengths (colors) you need.

These are the 3 programs:

  • Anti-aging setting (infrared/red/amber)
  • Acne (blue light therapy alone)
  • Anti-aging & acne (infrared/red/amber/blue)
dpl IIa review
My dpl IIa

The treatment time is only 3 minutes, so it is perfect for busy people and easy to fit into your routine.


This is the best Revive model when it comes to versatility and strength. The only con is the price, which is quite expensive, and the fact that it’s heavier than handheld models. Also, the lights are very bright, so I use protective goggles.
Available at Revive. ($399 with free shipping, 1-year warranty)

2. Revive Light Therapy Glō

revive light therapy glo review

The Glō light therapy wand by Revive is a portable anti-aging device that looks like a stylish, small flashlight and is designed for spot treatment.

Powered by 3 AAA batteries, the Glo is designed to take with you and use on the go and is lightweight (4 ounces) and easy to carry around.

The “shut off” safety feature helps preserve battery life, so you don’t have to worry about it turning on in your purse and draining the batteries.

The 16 LEDs include red, infrared, and blue wavelengths, and the treatment time is 3 minutes per area.


Does it work for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging?

While the Glō is the lowest-cost Revive device ($79 at the official site), some users stated that lights are “glitchy” and that it takes forever to treat the entire face with the small treatment head.

It comes with the same technology that’s proven to work, but since it’s small, it’s less powerful, and treatment time is tripled, if you want to cover your entire face.

Overall, we think that the large panels, like our top pick – the dpl IIa, are more powerful, time-saving, and effective.

 3. Revive Glō vs. dpl Nuve

The Nuve is another handheld LED light therapy device by Revive, but it has more LEDs in it (72 LEDs), the treatment area is larger, and the device comes with a power supply that plugs into the wall outlet.

dpl nuve red light therapy wand review

  • Size – 9″ x 6″ x 3″
  • Weight – 10.56 ounces
  • Treatment area – 4 inches

$199 at Revive

The dpl Nuve is the largest handheld LED device from Revive, that’s designed to relieve pain, but can also be used for anti-aging, wound healing, and all skin benefits of red light therapy.

It comes with 72 medical-grade Red and infrared LED lights, which is best for pain relief, inflammation reduction, and skin and tissue regeneration.

It requires 3 minutes of treatment per area daily, up to 3 times a day, and requires manually holding it against the area without moving it.

This little device can also be used for small spider veins on the face, stretch marks, scar reduction, and even arthritis and diabetic neuropathy.

👉 The bottom line is if you go for a handheld device – the Nuve appears to be better than the Glō.

Revive Light Therapy Before and After

As you’ll see in the pictures below, these LED home devices can be helpful for treating wrinkles around the eyes, sagging skin, and acne:

Wrinkle Reduction

revive light therapy eye wrinkle results

To treat eye wrinkles you’ll need to use the devices without eye protection goggles, but keep your eyes closed during treatment as stay at a safe distance from the device – of at least 12 inches.

See their in-house study results and more before & after real pictures!

Skin Sagging

revive light therapy before and after

To treat skin sagging in your face and neck, use LED light therapy daily (up to 5 times a week), and make sure the light reaches your neck area.


revive light therapy for acne before and after

The best light combination for acne treatment is blue light therapy followed by red light therapy – or both wavelengths combined. The best Revive light therapy device for this purpose is the dpl IIa, which offers both these colors and more.

Revive Light Therapy for Acne

Treating acne blemishes with light therapy is usually done with the blue light wavelength, which is scientifically proven to destroy acne-causing bacteria, especially for mild-moderate acne.

revive dpl acne LED wand
Revive Clinical – view at Revive

Revive Light Therapy offers several LED devices especially designed for acne. All of them combine both blue light therapy and red light therapy – which boosts the treatment by promoting skin regeneration, healing, and preventing acne scars.

Results of acne light therapy are usually immediate, sometimes only after just one treatment. For severe acne breakouts, it will take longer, due to higher bacteria levels.

The best Revive Light Therapy Acne devices are the  Revive Clinical Acne Treatment and the dpl IIa – which is hands-free and covers the entire face in one treatment (but for a higher price).

You’ll only need a 3-minute treatment daily to get results. Avoid pointing the light directly at your eyes, and use goggles for protection.

How to Use Revive (dpl) Light Therapy 

dpl light therapy instructions

It’s quite simple and easy to use all these LED home devices, and they all come with a clear instruction manual inside the box.

We recommend using them on clean skin, with no makeup or moisturizers, that may prevent efficient light penetration.


We do recommend using the Best Serums for LED Light Therapyafter your LED facial – to maximize your results and prevent skin drying.

  • The Handheld devices (Nuve/Glō) can be used directly on the skin (no distance), and require 3 minutes of treatment per area. The smaller the device, the more treatment time you’ll need.
  • The large panel systems (dpl II/dpl IIa/Look Book) should not be used directly on the skin because a large number of infrared LEDs get hot (this is the point of IR therapy).

You’ll need to place the panels about 12 inches away from your face, and use the eye protection goggles you get inside the package.

Treatment time is 3 minutes (for the entire face/neck), but you can do more, up to 17 minutes, before the heat becomes unbearable.

The dpl IIa is the easiest device to use. All you have to do is choose one of the 3 programs, and you are good to go, without any confusion.

As for results, we are all different and react differently to LED light therapy, but you can expect results within 30-60 days.

How Many Times a Week Should I Use LED Light Therapy?

You can use all revive and dpl devices daily, and reduce to 2-3 times a week once you get visible results – to keep them and even boost them.

Revive Light Therapy Alternatives

In 2024, you can choose from a variety of LED light therapy products.

One of the most popular options is an LED face mask, which you can strap around your head and move around with. Other options are a handheld LED device with vibration massage, an LED light therapy dome, and large full-body LED panels.

led mask with yellow light therapy
See my 30-day trial for the Aduro LED Mask!

All devices have different amounts of LEDs, different strengths, and different wavelengths.

Another alternative is a red LED light therapy professional panel, such as Platinum LED Therapy Lights, which is a bit more expensive but with higher strength and size, that can cover more than your face during the treatment.

Platinum LED Therapy BIOMAX reviews

You can see the top 8 Red LED Light Therapy Devices to find the best choice for you, or message me directly with any question you may have – on my Facebook page.

To your health and happiness,



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Meital James
Founder and CEO of 4 healthy living blogs, has a background in Naturopathic medicine, research, journalism, and nutrition. Her blogs are the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and experience and all the posts are verified by scientific findings.

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