MMSphere LED Spectrum of Colors

MMSkincare Treatment Guide

Skin Type Treatment Type LED Light

Dry

Aging

Red LED

Normal/Combination

Sensitive

Green LED

Oily

Acne Spot Tx

Blue LED

MMSphere Dial Settings 1 & 2

Dial 1 Mellow Blue - use in low/dim light setting to accommodate for low light. Designed with sensitive eyes in mind.

Dial 2 Bright Blue - use in well-lit areas with natural or artificial light.

Both lights provide the same benefits to the @mmskincaregenius user.

Helps decrease acne causing bacteria on the skin. Also known to improve alertness and memory based on academic studies.

Best paired with MM Balance Serum and Mask.

Wavelength 465mm

 

Recommendations:

For Oily acne-prone skin

Use in combination with MMSkincare Balance Serum & Masks for 20 minutes in the morning, 3x times weekly.

Everyone from college-aged users to great grandparents love the blue settings! Blue light has an extremely strong effect on our bodies as well as our cortisol production due to our retinae reacting most strongly to this color. This wavelength communicates with the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain which increases activity in the mitochondria. In turn, this improves the skin's barrier strength as well as calming acne lesions.  

 

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Blue LED Light Studies

  • Blue light photodynamic therapy can treat acne by reducing bacteria in the skin. This treatment is also effective against actinic keratoses, rough patches of skin that may develop into cancer. To treat actinic keratoses, the dermatologist applies a medication to the skin and uses blue light to destroy precancerous skin lesions while leaving healthy skin unharmed." https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/conditions-services/dermatology/treatments-and-services/light-therapy
  • "Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a gram-positive bacterium involved in the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris.2 In-vitro studies have demonstrated that blue light is effective for treating P. acnes because it produces the strongest photoactivation of endogenous porphyrins through a process known as endogenous photodynamic therapy (PDT). The result is free radical formation and destruction of the P. acnes cell membrane."
  • Phototherapy with Light Emitting Diodes: Treating a Broad Range of Medical and Aesthetic Conditions in Dermatology by GLYNIS ABLON, MD, FAAD (2018).: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843358/pdf/jcad_11_2_21.pdf 
  • Chellappa SL, Steiner R, Blattner P, Oelhafen P, Go¨tz T, et al. (2011) Non-Visual Effects of Light on Melatonin, Alertness and Cognitive Performance: Can Blue-Enriched Light Keep Us Alert? PLoS ONE 6(1): e16429. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016429
    -Experiment involving exposure of 3 different wavelengths of blue fluorescent light, over the course of study melatonin was decreased and patients had increased alertness and cognitive performance.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3027693/
  • Nam, A, et al. A efficacy and safety of 660 nm and 411 to 777 nm light-emitting deices for treating wrinkles. Dermatol Surg. 43(3):371-80, 2017.
  • Nikolis, A, et al. A randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blinded, split-faced clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of KLOX-001 gel formulation with KLOX light-emitting diode light on facial rejuvenation. Clin Cosmet Invest Dermatol. 9:115-25, 2016
  • Nikolis, A, et al. An extension of a multicenter, randomized, split-face clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of chromophore gel-assisted blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne. Int J Dermatol, 57(1):94-103, 2018.
  • Antonious, C, et al. A multicenter, randomized, split-face clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of chromophore gel-assistant blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne. Int J Dermatol, 55(12):1321-8.
  • Bagherani, N. Efficacy of blue light in treatment of acne. Dermatol Ther. 29(3):210, 2016.
  • Gold, MH, et al. Clinical and usability study to determine the safety and efficacy of the Silk'n Blue Device for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 16(3):108-13, 2014.
  • Kwon, HH, et al. The clinical and histological effect of home use, combination blue-red LED phototherapy for mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris in Korean patients: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 168(5)1088-94, 2013.
  • Wheeland, RG, et al. Safety and effectiveness of a new blue light device for the self-treatment of mild-to-moderate acne. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 5(5):25-31, 2012.
  • Gold, MH, et al. Clinical efficacy of a home-use blue-light therapy for mild-to-moderate acne. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 13(6):308-14, 2011.
  • Wheeland, RG, et al. Evaluation of self-treatment of mild-to-moderate facial acne with a blue light treatment system. J Drugs Dermatol, 10(6):596-602, 2011.
  • Sadick, N. A study to determine the effect of combination blue (415 nm) and near-infrared (830 nm) light-emitting diode (LED) therapy for moderate acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 11(2):125-8, 2009.
  • Gold MH, et al. Self-diagnosis of mild-to-moderate acne for self-treatment with blue light therapy. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2(4):40-4, 2009.
  • Glickman, G, et al. Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder with blue narrow-band light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Biological Psychiatry. 59(6): 502-7, 2006.
  • Acute exposure to blue wavelength light during memory consolidation improves verbal memory performance: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5602660/

MMSphere Dial Settings 3, 4 and 5

Dial 3 Heartbeat Red - designed to relax and calm you. The pulsing heart beat is half of a normal heart rate and promotes a restful night's sleep.

Dial 4 Mellow Red - use for evening treatments or in a dark room to accommodate for low light. Designed with sensitive eyes in mind.

Dial 5 Bright Red - use for day treatments in bright well lit areas that are flooded with natural or artificial light.

All three light settings provide the same benefits to the @mmskincaregenius user.

Red light stimulates collagen production which is helpful for fine lines and wrinkles. It calms inflammation triggered by rosacea, acne, and any underlying stressors. This wavelength has a tremendous benefit to restless sleepers and insomniacs alike, which is backed by NASA-based science.

Best paired with MM Revive or MM Repose Serums and Masks.                                                

Wavelength 625m

 

Recommendations:

For anti-aging and relaxation.

Use in combination with MMRepose serum and masks for best results. Light yourself for 20 minutes at bedtime and reap the soundless sleep benefits.

Red LED therapy has been used for decades, and is most famously recognized for its function in stabilizing astronauts' vital signs in space. However, this wavelength is truly the color that keeps on giving. In addition to improving circulation within the body and enhancing the detoxification process, red LED therapy works overtime to soothe scars, stretchmarks, inflamed skin and assist in healing wounds.

Fun fact: Many of our yoginis practice with the red heartbeat setting nearby.  

 

MMSkincare Clean Clinical Science Study

Subject had a 23% reduction in wrinkles and 35% reduction in brown spots after using RED light three times weekly for 20 minutes in two weeks. This was accompanied by a 22% increase in skin smoothness after just one week of therapy. Click here to learn more

 

Red LED Light Studies

 

  • "FLE reduced inflammatory lesions and associated redness in the representative acne patient. Following the resolution of inflammation there was an overall enhancement of the skin's texture. FLE enhanced collagen production from nonstressed HDF cells, decreased the inflammatory profile of HDF and HEK cells, and enhanced angiogenesis in HAE cells. FLE is capable of enhancing collagen production, modulating cutaneous inflammation, and encouraging angiogenesis." FLUORESCENT LIGHT ENERGY: The Future for Treating Inflammatory Skin Conditions? J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019 May;12(5):E61-E68. Epub 2019 May 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31320979
  • "Psoriasis- In the United States, the incidence of psoriasis in adults has been increasing from 50.8/100,000 during the 1970s to 100.5/100,000 during the 1990s.18 Overall patient satisfaction was very high. Protoporphyrin present in psoriatic skin apparently acts as a photosensitizer. A subsequent study further demonstrated the beneficial effects of phototherapy for treating psoriasis." Phototherapy with Light Emitting Diodes: Treating a Broad Range of Medical and Aesthetic Conditions in Dermatology. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018 Feb;11(2):21-27. Epub 2018 Feb 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29552272
  • “Participants reported improved sleep, and fewer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, if present. Participants and family reported better ability to perform social, interpersonal, and occupational functions.” Naeser, MA, et al. Significant improvements in cognitive performance post-transcranial, red/near-infrared light-emitting diode treatments in chronic, mild traumatic brain injury: open-protocol study. J Neurotrauma. 31(11):1008-17, 2014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24568233
  • “Improves muscular performance and accelerates recovery mainly when applied before exercise.” Leal-Junior, ECP, et al. Effect of phototherapy (low-level laser therapy and light-emitting diode therapy) on exercise performance and markers of exercise recovery: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Lasers in Med Sci. 30(2):925-39, 2015. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24249354
  •  “promotes attentional performance as an important cognitive function” Moghadam, HS, et al. Beneficial effects of transcranial light emitting diode (LED) therapy on attentional performance: an experimental design. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 19(5):2074-1804, 2017. https://sites.kowsarpub.com/ircmj/articles/14985.html
  • Whelan, H. T., Smits, R. L., Jr, Buchman, E. V., Whelan, N. T., Turner, S. G., Margolis, D. A., Cevenini, V., Stinson, H., Ignatius, R., Martin, T., Cwiklinski, J., Philippi, A. F., Graf, W. R., Hodgson, B., Gould, L., Kane, M., Chen, G., & Caviness, J. (2001). Effect of NASA light-emitting diode irradiation on wound healing. Journal of clinical laser medicine & surgery, 19(6), 305–314. https://doi.org/10.1089/104454701753342758 
  • de Souza, T. O., Mesquita, D. A., Ferrari, R. A., Dos Santos Pinto, D., Jr, Correa, L., Bussadori, S. K., Fernandes, K. P., & Martins, M. D. (2011). Phototherapy with low-level laser affects the remodeling of types I and III collagen in skeletal muscle repair. Lasers in medical science, 26(6), 803–814. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-011-0951-9
  • Heiskanen, V., & Hamblin, M. R. (2018). Photobiomodulation: lasers vs. light emitting diodes?. Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology, 17(8), 1003–1017. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8pp90049c

 

MMSphere Dial Setting 6

Dial 6 Purple - developed for multitaskers, any time of the day.

Harnessing the powers of the blue and red wavelengths, this setting is particularly convenient for those who wish to combat acne while fighting wrinkles.

Best paired with both MM Balance and MM Repose.

 

Wavelength 465mm + Wavelength 625mm

 

Recommendations:

Combines treatments for combination skin.

Use with MM Balance and/or MM Repose treatments, to be used for 20 minutes per session, 3x per week at any time of day.

This regal setting works by decreasing acne bacteria while stimulating collagen production to preserve your radiance. Double the color equals double the benefits in half the time! These wavelengths are an absolute time saver for those who would ordinarily use red and then blue or vice versa. Simultaneously saving you time and saving your skin like the skincare superhero that is the purple setting.

 

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Purple LED Light Studies

Anti-inflammatory

Reduces acne

Calms the skin

Evokes feelings of power and peace

 

  • Since it had been demonstrated that phototherapy with combined blue and red light could achieve even greater efficacy in the treatment of acne,6 an open-label study was designed to assess the efficacy of combining 415nm blue light and 633nm red light for treating subjects with mild-to-moderate facial acne.
  • Phototherapy with Light Emitting Diodes: Treating a Broad Range of Medical and Aesthetic Conditions in Dermatology by GLYNIS ABLON, MD, FAAD (2018).: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843358/pdf/jcad_11_2_21.pdf
  • Combination blue and red LED therapy appears to have excellent potential in the treatment of mild to severe acne. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16766484
  • Other lights of interest include purple light, which acts as a powerful anti-acne and anti-aging agent; https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-LED-Therapy.aspx
  • “Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic. The color purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves…” https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-purple/
  • Kwon, HH, et al. The clinical and histological effect of home use, combination blue-red LED phototherapy for mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris in Korean patients: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 168(5)1088-94, 2013.
  • Sadick, N. A study to determine the effect of combination blue (415 nm) and near-infrared (830 nm) light-emitting diode (LED) therapy for moderate acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 11(2):125-8, 2009.

MMSphere Dial Setting 7, 8

Dial 7 Mellow Green - can be used in dark lit settings to accommodate surroundings. Designed with sensitive eyes in mind.

Dial 8 Bright Green - use in bright natural and artificial light.

Both lights provide the same benefits to the @mmskincaregenius user.

Brightens the skin, improves sensitive skin, relaxes, and combats inflammation.

Best paired with MMRevive Serums and Mask.

Wavelength 520mm

 

Recommendations:

For any skin type.

Use with MM Revive Treatments, for 20 minutes per session, 3x a week during the day.

The green setting truly sets the MM Sphere apart from other LED home tools due to its rarity on a device. This rejuvenating wavelength works by directing its power to the first layer of the epidermis. This is where broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone is born and subsequently rescued by the green setting. Even out your complexion for 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, as the wavelength works to block an excess amount of melanocytes from building up to the top layer of the epidermis. Universally, green is your go-to for brightening, fading melasma and sun damage, waking up the skin and preparing in the best possible way for an amazing day.

 

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Green LED Studies

  • Brightens the skin
  • Improves sensitive skin
  • Relaxes you
  • Combats inflammation

 


 

MMSphere Dial Setting 7, 8

Dial 9 Amber - Mood-boosting, endorphin-elevating, and positivity-inducing to counter symptoms commonly associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Best paired with MM Revive Skincare Serums and Masks.

Wavelength 605mm

 

Recommendations:

For any skin type!

Class is now in session: Let's talk about endorphins! When we work out and have an incredible sweat, we feel great and are ready to tackle the day. But do we know why? Endorphins, quite literally, make the world go 'round. The amber wavelength on the MM Sphere may just be the most underrated setting. The color has the ability to increase the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to our cells, thereby boosting our skin's *~glow factor~*. Additionally, the amplification of endorphins and the surge of positive neurotransmitters strengthens the function and capabilities of the microbiome, which we all know is our skin's best friend.

On a more scientific level, these processes take place in the light receptors on our cells, which in turn stimulate the anti-aging benefits of this setting on a much larger scale. Use for mood boosting as needed and enjoy reaping the skin benefits as a bonus.

 

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Amber LED Light Outside Studies

  • Desan PH, Weinstein AJ, Michalak EE, Tam M.E, et al. (2007) A controlled trial of the Litebook light-emitting diode(LED) light therapy device for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) BMC Psychiatry 2007. Doi:10.1186/147-244X/7/38
    -Experiment involving LED device producing white light with combined wavelengths to treat SADs.Patientce exposed with Litebook for 30min every morning prior to 8am x 4 weeks. Participants experienced less SADs symptoms at the completion of the study. https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-244X-7-38
  • Giulani A, Lorenzini L, Gallamini M, Masella A, Giardino L, et al. (2009) Low infrared laser light irradiation on cultured neural cells: effects on mitochondria and cell viability after oxidative stress
    -experiment involving mouse neural cells exposed to 670nm red light.
    -cells were also exposed to H2O2(oxidative stress)
    -red light encourages growth of axons and lamina collagen
    -early exposure to red light protected neural cells after being exposed to peroxide.
    https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-9-8
  • Meesters Y, Winthorst WH, Duijzer WB, Hommes V. The effects of low-intensity narrow-band blue-light treatment compared to bright white-light treatment in sub-syndromal seasonal affective disorder. BMC Psychiatry. 2016;16:27. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-0729-5.
    • -48 participants, self administered white light or blue light every morning for 20 min.
    • participants completed a questionnaire concerning mood, sleepiness and quality of sleep
    • results provide evidence that pts treated with blue light were happier than the group treated with white light
    • headaches and nausea were side effects experienced by 9% and 8% of participants in the white light and blue light group respectively.
    • The differences in the effects of white light versus blue light were comparable but not highly significant https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-016-0729-5#Bib1
  • Revell VL, Molina TA, Eastman CI. Human phase response curve to intermittent blue light using a commercially available device. The Journal of Physiology. 2012;590(Pt 19):4859-4868. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.235416.
    • 54 participants exposed to Blue light @ various times 1x a day for 3 days patients were exposed to Blue light 3 different times for 30 min within 2 hrs. Control group exposed to dim light before bed every night.
    • Study performed to determine the effects of Blue Light on the circadian Rhythm
    • Patients were monitored and observed in a clinical setting saliva samples collected to measure melatonin at baseline and afterlight administration
    • Results provide evidence that blue light encouraged dim light melatonin onset(DMLO)
    • Intermittent exposure of Blue light during the day can have an effect on the circadian rhythm
    • Exposure to blue light LED can have effects comparable to taking melatonin supplements https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3487041/
  • Calming redness & fighting crow's feet https://medicalnewsbulletin.com/red-amber-phototherapy-skin-rejuvenation/
  • "Amber light therapy helps to flush waste from the skin, boost lymphatic flow and increase cellular growth.
    The skin effects are boosted when used in combination with red light therapy." https://andymillward-facialist.co.uk/skin-benefits-of-led-light-therapy/

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