Scar Treatment Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia), Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024
Report ID: GMI1856
Scar Treatment Market size is projected to experience significant growth from 2017 to 2024.
Growing public apprehensiveness pertaining to aesthetic appearance will drive scar treatment market growth. Scars result as a consequence of the natural healing process of the body in response to tissue damage caused by various factors such as accidental injuries, cuts during surgical procedures, burns, scalds, injections, and tattoos. Side effects of scarring such as post- traumatic stress, emotional trauma, loss of self-esteem, pain, itching and tenderness will boost treatment adoption over the forecast timeframe.
Increasing number of incidents such as road accidents, domestic abuse leading to injuries and deformities will serve to be high impact rendering drivers. Surge in number of burn victims will boost industry growth. Growing incidence of skin disorders such as acne and technological advancements in scar treatment will also fuel the demand over the forecast period. High cost of scar treatment such as lasers may confine the industry growth. Risks associated with treatment such as bleeding, infection and reoccurrence may impede adoption.
Topical products available in various forms such as creams, gels and silicone sheets accounted for significant market share due to low cost and ease of availability over the counter without the need for prescription. Injectables are estimated to experience profitable growth on account of their effectiveness in sunken and raised scar treatment. However, need for repeat injections along with associated pain may hinder the segment growth.
Laser products will grow at rapid pace owing to advantages associated with laser treatments such as greater convenience, less or no hospital stay requirement and less procedure time. Non-invasive nature of the procedure along with lesser pain, swelling and complications as compared to conventional surgeries will increase adoption rates. Lasers can be used for treating different types of scars caused due to burns, atrophic, acne, surgical and trauma. Higher accuracy and efficiency in scar removal achieved through laser products will fuel industry growth.
Acne scar treatment market is slated to witness lucrative growth owing to widespread acne prevalence. Approximately 85 percent individuals in the age group of 18 to 24 experience acne on various body parts. Stretch marks should grow at rapid pace over the forecast period. Presence of large patient population such as pregnant women and obese individuals suffering from stretch marks will augment growth.
U.S. scar treatment market will witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to growing public appearance consciousness. Widespread prevalence of skin disorders such as acne will propel the regional industry growth. As per American Academy of Dermatology 2016 statistics, acne is the most common skin condition in the country affecting nearly 50 million individuals. Increasing disposable incomes coupled with increasing spending on personal care products will boost demand. Moreover, rising number of road accidents leading to injuries will stimulate industry growth.
Brazil scar treatment market should grow at robust rate owing to increasing desire among the population to look beautiful and high per capita expenditure on cosmetic procedures. Increasing medical tourism for undergoing various cosmetic procedures would further aid industry expansion. Indian scar treatment market is poised to exhibit profitable growth owing to the presence of large population base with unmet needs. Growing awareness regarding scar treatment will boost growth. Increasing number of burn incidences and per capita expenditure coupled with improving healthcare infrastructure will aid industry expansion.
Some of the prominent industry players in the industry include Smith and Nephew, Lumenis, Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Hologic, and Merz. The industry players undertake various strategic initiatives such as acquisitions and new product development to strengthen their market presence. For instance, in March 2016, Sientra acquired bioCorneum advanced silicone gel products from Enaltus. The acquisition has broadened the company’s product portfolio.
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