Global Scar Treatment Market, By Type of Treatment (Topical Scar Treatment, Surface Scar Treatment, Laser Scar Treatment, Injectable Scar Treatment, Invasive Surgical Scar Treatment), By Type of Scar (Post-Surgical Scar, Acne Scar, Contracture Scar, Stretch Marks Scar, Keloid, and Hypertrophic Scar), By Distribution Channel (Hospital, Private Clinic, Pharmacy & Drug Store, E-Commerce), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Middle-East & Africa (MEA) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: September 2021
  • Report ID: BWC1846
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 189

Report Overview

The factors driving the growth of global scar treatment market are increasing consciousness of customers towards their appearance and the growing prevalence of skin problems, such as inflammation, hyperpigmentation, etc., which causes scars.

Global Scar Treatment Market- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

Global scar treatment market was worth USD 22.2 billion in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 43.4 billion by the year 2027, growing at a CAGR of 10.1% in the forecast period. The market is driven by factors such as increasing awareness of customers regarding their appearance and the growing prevalence of skin problems such as inflammation, hyperpigmentation, etc., which causes scars. Furthermore, the availability of a wide range of products for various scar types and emerging online platforms is estimated to drive the global scar treatment market in the forecast period.

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Global Scar Treatment Market- Overview

Body scars develop as a result of the body's healing processes when it repairs and regenerates tissues around the injured area. Scars are caused by several factors, including past skin injuries and underlying diseases, such as those you have suffered. Moreover, certain diseases such as chickenpox or smallpox, yaws, etc., also cause scars on the body. Different skin treatments and products are available in the market, such as laser treatments and topical treatments such as creams, oils, and gels.

Global Scar Treatment Market Forecast and Trends

Growth Drivers

Increasing Access to Laser Treatment

Due to an increase in disposable income and people's desire to improve their appearance and look, laser treatment is becoming more popular every day. According to a report, scar treatment is the seventh-highest number of laser treatments performed in the US, with 211,000 procedures performed in 2019 alone. Furthermore, countries such as South Korea, Japan, and China are emerging as hubs for low-cost laser treatment compared to their western counterparts. As a result, people are approaching these countries to receive scar laser treatment, which should drive market growth during the forecast period.

Growing Self-Treatment Methods

A high percentage of people with scars never visit a dermatologist to get their scars treated. Using topical scar treatments such as gels, oils, and creams, you can treat scars resulting from injuries such as road accidents or acne pigmentation. Therefore, the market is flooded with scar treatment methods of different brands, such as Mederma, ScarAway, Derma E, Honeydew, etc., for scars of various types. Furthermore, the easy availability of these scar treatment methods in local pharmacies and online stores is significantly driving the growth of the global scar treatment market.

Restraints

High Cost of Laser Scar Treatment

With surgical procedures on the rise, laser scar treatment demand is increasing proportionally. Aside from minimizing pain and itching, it is also helpful in reducing the appearance and the size of scars. However, laser scar treatment costs approximately USD 200 to USD 3,400, which is considered too expensive and is often not reimbursed. This acts as a major restraint for market growth. Moreover, the results of laser scar treatment are solely dependent on the surgeon’s skills performing the procedure. If they don’t have enough skills, the outcome may become dangerous.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Scar Treatment Market

The unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 significantly impacted the global scar treatment market. The demand for scar treatment remedies witnessed a sudden drop following lockdown in countries due to the shift towards organic and home remedies during the quarantine period to prevent side effects of artificial products. Additionally, the number of accidents declined due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by different countries. Various invasive surgeries performed also declined, which negatively affected scar treatment demand. The distribution channels also influenced the market. However, the emergence of e-commerce platforms and the increasing prevalence of doorstep deliveries sustained the market during COVID-19.

Global Scar Treatment Market - By Type of Treatment

Based on the type of treatment, the global scar treatment market is segmented into topical scar treatment, surface scar treatment, laser scar treatment, injectable scar treatment, and invasive surgical scar treatment. Among these, the tropical scar treatment segment accounts for the largest market share. This segment is further classified into cream, oil, gel, and gel sheet. Among these treatment types, the demand for creams is highly prominent among end-users. Creams help to reduce the appearance of scars by moisturizing and smoothing the affected areas, making them appropriate for both dry and oily skin types.

Global Scar Treatment Market - By Type of Scar

Based on the type of scar, the global scar treatment market is segmented into post-surgical scar, acne scar, contracture scar, stretch marks scar, keloid, and hypertrophic scar. Due to the high prevalence of acne worldwide, the acne scar segment holds the largest market share and is likely to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. According to a report, acne is the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide, affecting around 9.4% of the global population. The demand for acne treatment remedies, especially among post-pubescent teens, is therefore very high.

Global Scar Treatment Market - Regional Insights

Geographically, the global scar treatment market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East & Africa. North America accounts for the largest market share because of the high demographic of working women, the leading target base for the scar treatment market. According to official statistics, the US has the highest participation rate for women in the labor force, at 57.4%. The US also leads the demand for cosmetic surgeries performed around the world. People in these regions have a high purchasing power that influences the scar treatment market growth, boosting the demand for the product.

Regional Insights

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Competitive Landscape

The leading players in the global scar treatment market are Smith & Nephew Plc, Cynosure, Inc., Lumenis Ltd, Syneron Medical Ltd, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd, Beijing Toplaser Technology Company Limited, Merz GMBH & CO. KGAA, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, Pacific World Corporation, Avita Medical Limited, Enaltus LLC, Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc, CCA Industries Inc, Revitol Corporation Inc, Scarguard Labs LLC, Quantum Health, Scar Heal Inc., Suneva Medical Inc., and other prominent players.

The market is highly fragmented, with the presence of a wide range of scar treatment methods and cosmetic surgeries for various types of scars. The industry players significantly focus on product launches and for this, invest heavily in R&D activities. They also spend significantly on advertising and marketing of their brands to create consumer awareness and increase their product penetration. Furthermore, the adoption of competitive strategies, such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations are also very prominent in this market.

Recent Developments

  • In September 2021, SkinCeuticals announced the release of ‘Advanced Scar Control’, a new gel solution that helps improve the appearance and texture of minor cuts, scrapes, and scars.
  • In August 2021, Pharmaxis, an Australian pharmaceutical company, announced to have delivered positive Phase 1 clinical trial results for its novel topical drug treatment for scarring.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage

U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

Product Service/Segmentation

By Type of Treatment, By Type of Scar, By Distribution Channel, By Region

Key Players

Smith & Nephew Plc, Cynosure, Inc., Lumenis Ltd, Syneron Medical Ltd, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd, Beijing Toplaser Technology Company Limited, Merz GMBH & CO. KGAA, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, Pacific World Corporation, Avita Medical Limited, Enaltus LLC, Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc, CCA Industries Inc, Revitol Corporation Inc, Scarguard Labs LLC, Quantum Health, Scar Heal Inc., Suneva Medical Inc., and other prominent players.

 

By Type of Treatment

  • Topical Scar Treatment
  1. Cream
  2. Oil
  3. Gel
  4. Gel Sheet
  • Surface Scar Treatment
  1. Dermabrasion
  2. Chemical Peeling
  3. Cryosurgery
  • Laser Scar Treatment
  • Injectable Scar Treatment
  1. Steroid Injection
  2. Tissue/Dermal Filler
  • Invasive Surgical Scar Treatment

By Type of Scar

  • Post-Surgical Scar
  • Acne Scar
  • Contracture Scar
  • Stretch Marks Scar
  • Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar

By Distribution Channel

  • Hospital
  • Private Clinic Based Scar
  • Pharmacy & Drug Store Based Scar
  • E-Commerce Based Scar

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions:

Ans: Global scar treatment market reached USD 22.2 billion in 2020.
Ans: The major factors driving the growth of the global scar treatment market are the increasing access to laser treatment and growing self-treatment methods.
Ans: The key players in the global scar treatment market are: Smith & Nephew Plc, Cynosure, Inc., Lumenis Ltd, Syneron Medical Ltd, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd, Beijing Toplaser Technology Company Limited, Merz GMBH & CO. KGAA, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, Pacific World Corporation, Avita Medical Limited, Enaltus LLC, Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc, CCA Industries Inc, Revitol Corporation Inc, Scarguard Labs LLC, Quantum Health, Scar Heal Inc., Suneva Medical Inc., and other prominent players.
Ans: The acne scar segment accounted for the largest share in the global scar treatment market.
Ans: North America has the largest share in the global scar treatment market.