Philips PICO Nasal Mask with Headgear Review
The latest addition to Philip’s line of nasal masks for the management and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea is the PICO Nasal CPAP Mask with headgear. The nasal mask by Philips Respironics was designed to afford minimal contact with the face yet providing a tight seal for the effective management of obstructive sleep apnoea. The mask is quick and easy to fit as the user simply has to adjust the headgear according to his preference. As a result, data from product testing conducted by Philips Respironics indicated that 98% of patients reported better fitting and compliance of the nasal mask.
The Pico Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear’s is lightweight and has a minimal designed to accommodate OSA patients who prefer a simple yet effective mask. The nasal mask is quite unobtrusive as it only covers the user’s nostrils. The design is the least invasive yet it affords superior seal. The Pico mask has the smallest profile among all nasal masks in the market today while affording the best combination of comfort and performance.
Outstanding features of this device are:
• minimal facial contact
• no conspicuous forehead piece
• easy to use
• dual-wall cushion for comfort
• easy-to-adjust headgear
No Forehead Piece for Minimal Contact
The low-profile frame of the Pico nasal mask effectively supports the cushion covering for excellent seal. There is none of the large forehead support featured in other masks. The small headgear of the Pico loops through a connection point at the forehead for a smaller point of contact on the user’s face.
Easy to Use
Thanks to the Pico’s forehead connector and slim frame, users need only to adjust four points of the headgear. In the event of any therapy interruptions during the night, the nasal CPAP mask can be easily removed and placed back just by releasing the detachable swivel or headgear clips. The few, small detachable parts ensure quick and easy cleaning and maintenance.
The Pico CPAP nasal mask is fitted with a soft dual-wall silicone cushion. The first wall is for sealing the mask while the second wall is for cushioning the nose. Permanently attached to the acrylic shell, the cushion effortlessly snaps on and off from the mask for quick replacement. Though the cushions are available in S, M, L and XL, all sizes fit the one-size Pico CPAP nasal mask frame.
For quick and easy adjustments, the Pico headgear is fitted with Velcro tabs. With this practical feature, the best possible seal is afforded. The headgear has a crown strap placed at the back which helps reduce the pressure points of the mask on the user’s face and keeps the mask from moving.
The Pico Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear has only four parts:
Headgear: Slim-line style headgear with stabilizing crown strap
Clips: Quick-fit headgear clips with adjustable tabs
Cushion: ‘Tip-of-the-nose’ snap fit cushion– with auto-seal technology
Swivel: Quick disconnect swivel
Philips Pico Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear is an effective, affordable, travel friendly, easy to clean and maintain as both have only four parts. Since there is no forehead support, the user can read or watch TV during therapy.
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