Professional Aesthetics Take a Turn from Facial Skin Care to Body Treatments

Professional Body Treatment
Professional Body Treatment

The market for non-surgical procedures has exploded over the last two decades and continues to be vibrant in the United States, recording strong double-digit growth to reach $3.5 billion in 2017, according to our upcoming Professional Aesthetics: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities study. This strong growth is driven by several factors, including growing demand for body contouring treatments, technological advancements, distribution expansion, increasing brand awareness as notable celebrities including Christie Brinkley have become the face of devices, such as Ultherapy (Merz), and partnerships with skin care companies to provide complete skin health to consumers. (more…)

Top Five Trends to Watch in the U.S. Professional Skin Care Market

Professional Skin Care
Professional Skin Care

The U.S. professional skin care market performed at its best in 2017, posting a strong growth of over 6%. Findings from our recently published U.S. volume for our Professional Skin Care Global Series reveal several reasons behind this solid growth, and some of the noteworthy developments are discussed below.

  • Two key channels continue to dominate

The medical care providers channel is the largest channel of distribution and continues to gain market share. The number of physicians providing skin care treatments and dispensing products is increasing quickly, creating a favorable environment for beauty marketers. (more…)

Pain Management Devices Market Warms Up for the Sprint Ahead

Pain Management Devices
Pain Management Devices

Over 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, according to The American Academy of Pain Medicine. With the aging population, the number of people looking for pain relief solutions is set to grow. Currently, the most commonly used pain remedies are prescription drugs, OTC medications, rubs, and powered devices. According to Kline’s Nonprescription Drugs USA report,  manufacturers’ sales of OTC medications are valued at almost USD 3 billion, growing at a slow pace of 1.5%. The topical analgesics account for USD 450 million, showing 12% growth. Powered pain management devices, with a market value of USD 250 million, are growing at over 20% in 2017.
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The Growing Business of Medical Care Providers

Professional Aesthetics
Professional Aesthetics

Globally, medical care providers tend to be the channel of choice among consumers seeking help with their skin care problems, ranging from fine lines and wrinkles, to brown spots, acne, and sagging skin. The channel includes dermatologists and plastic surgeons that offer an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures and skin care treatments that attracts consumers. In 2016, Americans spend $6.4 billion on non-surgical procedures, up 18.5% from $5.4 billion in 2015, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgery.

Medical care providers is the key channel driving growth in the skin care sector across several markets, including China, Europe, and the United States, according to Kline’s upcoming Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The channel records strong growth of 28% in China, 10% in Europe, and continues to record mid single-digit growth in South Korea and the United States. (more…)