The very well-received Respironics Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow Masks set a different standard in nasal pillow masks. It offers the first of its kind gel pillows; mask frame choices and lightweight design. Respironics said it best, “A new standard. A new Choice”. They are the world leader in gel technology for full face and nasal CPAP masks and they now bring it to the world of nasal pillow masks.
The gel pillow is one of a kind and offers the user a much better fit and seal with less nasal intrusion and discomfort. The pillows seal more around the nares and do not enter as far into the nasal cavities. Then, add better comfort and it is easy to see why the Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow Masks are in line to be a market leader. The gel pillows are offered in three different sizes with the ability to fit most nostril sizes and can be replaced and purchased separately once the size is determined.
The Nuance gel pillows are designed to fit at a different angle under the nose so that there is no sensation of the pillow frame digging into the upper lip. The offset gives the user a more lightweight feel for much better comfort.
During patient trials they rated the Nuance gel pillows “easier to assemble, disassemble and use than the leading pillows mask”. They also pointed out that the Nuance Gel Pillow mask is more comfortable than the leading pillows mask.
Choices are always good! The Nuance frame is offered in two different designs for better patient choice. The Nuance includes the fabric frame for an even more lightweight feel; the Nuance Pro offers a silicone frame that includes gel pads using the same gel technology in the pillows for a more padded feel at the cheekbones. The gel pads are permanently placed on the frame. PLEASE NOTE: THE FRAMES ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE BETWEEN THE NUANCE AND NUANCE PRO.
The Nuance Gel Pillow Nasal Mask is one of the most lightweight masks in the Respironics line of CPAP masks. With its minimal design and minimal contact, don’t let it fool you. It still offers great stability. The gel pillows are designed to stay put better, even for more active sleepers. But, the headgear concept contributes greatly to the stability of the mask.
The headgear is very lightweight and includes a non-slip option. It is used for both the Nuance and the Nuance Pro. One of the biggest complaints from patients using the more minimally designed nasal pillows masks is headgear slippage. This causes frequent readjustments and frustration. The non-slip headgear tackles this issue head on and eliminates the problem. The back band of the headgear also was designed to rest on the back of the head a little higher so that it is not irritating.
The headgear also includes an over the head loop if the user chooses to route the short tubing overhead. The short tube absorbs movement so the mask stays better in place.
The Respironics Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow Mask are a clear front runner and an excellent choice for optimal performance and comfort.
- Proven gel technology now offered in pillows for better fit, seal and comfort
- Choices! Fabric frame or silicone with gel pads frame
- Lightweight, minimal design for clear line of sight
- Excellent stability with non-slip headgear
- Quiet operation with micro exhalation ports in elbow
- So easy to disassemble and assemble for cleaning and replacement parts
The Nuance and Nuance Pro are available in two different frame styles:
- Nuance with Fabric Frame - 1105160
- Nuance Pro with Silicone Frame with Gel Pads - 1105167