Philips Respironics Nuance & Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
The Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP masks from Philips Respironics are designed for comfort, featuring gel nasal pillows which were a breakthrough innovation at the time of release. The fact that the Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Pillow CPAP masks are still being produced is a testament to just how comfortable they are.
The gel pillows conform perfectly to the opening of your nose for a comfortable seal. The no-slip headgear reduces irritation by minimizing facial touchpoints. Last but not least, the flexible short tubing reduces mask drag and gives you more freedom to move.
To make CPAP therapy as comfortable as possible, Philips Respironics offers two frame options:
- Flexible fabric frame with the Nuance Gel Nasal Pillow Mask
- Gel-padded silicone frame with the Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow Mask.
Three sizes of gel pillow cushions come with every Nuance and Nuance Pro CPAP mask – Small, Medium, and Large – allowing you to test all three to determine the best fit. Once you figure out your best size, you can purchase replacement gel nasal pillows in that size.
Two Frame Options for Comfort
Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow Mask: Silicone Frame with Gel Pads
The Nuance Gel Pillow CPAP mask comes with a flexible silicone frame which is padded for extra cushioning on the cheeks. The frame is attached to a fabric headgear with three adjustment points - one on the crown of the head and two on the sides of the head.
The lightweight frame and headgear minimize contact with the face to reduce strap marks and any chances of feeling claustrophobic. Since nothing blocks your field of view, the Nuance Pro Gel Nasal Pillow Mask is a great choice for those who enjoy reading and watching TV before bed.
Nuance Gel Nasal Pillow Mask: Fabric Frame
Made of soft, flexible and lightweight fabric, the Nuance Gel Pillow CPAP Mask Frame has a built-in retaining ring that secures the gel nasal pillow in position. Like the silicone frame, the fabric frame is attached to a 3-point adjustable headgear and comes with an open-faced design. The fabric frame offers an even softer touch and is recommended for those who struggle with skin irritation and strap marks.
Flexible Short Tube for Greater Freedom
The Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Masks come with a flexible short tube that creates a buffer between your CPAP hose and the gel nasal pillows. This buffer reduces mask drag, so you can change positions without worrying about pulling your mask out of place and breaking your seal.
A 360-degree swivel at the end of the short tube lets you turn in bed without tugging excessively on the CPAP hose. You can also move the short tube over the top of the head to keep it away from your face as you sleep. The short tube can be tucked into a loop at the top of the headgear.
- Two frame options:
- Nuance Pro with a silicone frame
- Nuance with a fabric frame
- Gel nasal pillows form a comfortable seal around the base of the nose without pinching or excessive pressure.
- Travel-friendly – lightweight with only 4 parts, the Nuance and Nuance Pro CPAP masks are easy to pack and travel with.
- Flexible short tube with a 360-degree swivel gives you more freedom to move.
- Tube management loop on the crown headgear strap secures the short tube to the top of the head.
- Minimal contact frame and headgear reduce irritation and strap marks.
- Open-face frame design lets you watch TV and read before bed.
Mask Material Components
Nuance Pro Frame - Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomer
Nuance Fabric Frame - Nylon/Lycra/Tricot Mesh/Urethane Foam
Headgear - Lycra/Urethane Foam/Nylon UBL
Backstrap Soft Foam - Urethane Foam
Swivel - Polycarbonate
Exhalation Elbow - Polycarbonate
Cushions - Silicone/Rubber
Pillows - Urethane Gel
Tubing - Polypropylene
Proper positioning is the key to achieving maximum comfort with the Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Masks. The top strap should always be positioned on the crown of your head and can be adjusted for tightness. You will see a Philips Respironics logo on the back headgear strap.
The back headgear strap rests on the back of your head, and the logo should be visible. You can readjust the fit of the gel pillows by gently pulling the mask away from your face and releasing it, letting the gel pillows settle into place.
I don't have a Philips Respironics CPAP machine, but I am interested in this mask. Are the Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Masks compatible with other brands of CPAP machines?
The Nuance and Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Masks are compatible with all CPAP and BIPAP machines with the exception of the ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Machine.
How often should I wash my mask and what is the most effective way?
We recommend washing the gel nasal pillows, elbow, short tubing with swivel, and silicone frame daily. The fabric headgear and fabric frame should be washed weekly. Use warm water and mild detergent when cleaning and avoid using any cleaning supplies with alcohol, bleach, or fragrances. CPAP wipes and sprays can be used for fast and convenient mask cleaning. Regular maintenance extends the life of your mask and improves its performance.
The silicone frame for the Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Mask is only compatible with the Nuance Pro Headgear.
The fabric frame for the Nuance Gel Pillow Mask is only compatible with the Nuance Headgear.
The Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Mask and the Nuance Gel Pillow Mask use the same gel nasal pillows.