The growth in the skincare devices market will be led by increasing cases of skin cancer and skin related disorders, technological advancements in skincare devices, increase in disposable income, rising demand for aesthetic procedures, and growing geriatric population.
Insights on market segments
The products used in the skincare devices market have been categorized as skin treatment devices and skin diagnostic devices. The market for the latter is expected to witness the fastest growth at a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period. This rising demand for skincare diagnostic devices can be attributed to the increasing prevalence of skin diseases, especially skin cancer, the diagnosis of which requires the use of these devices.
Skin treatment devices held the largest share in the skincare devices market in 2017. These devices include light/LED therapy and photorejuvenation, liposuction, electrosurgical, laser based, cryotherapy, microdermabrasion, and others. Light/LED therapy and photorejuvenation devices are estimated to capture the largest share of the skin treatment devices market in 2017. This is due to the worldwide growth in aging population, and increasing popularity of these devices as a way to fight acne, and many signs of aging. Laser based devices are expected to witness the fastest growth in demand, at a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period.
Cellulite reduction is the largest application category in the skincare devices market, which can be attributed to the high prevalence (80%–90%) of cellulite in post-pubertal female patients of all races and rising ageing population. On the other hand, the skin tightening and body contouring application category is expected to witness the fastest growth in demand for skincare devices, during the forecast period. The growth for skin tightening and body contouring services is driven by the increasing prevalence of obesity and growing number of people undergoing liposuction, who in turn require skin tightening for avoiding the problem of loose skin.
Asia-Pacific (APAC) is the fastest growing market for skincare devices
The skincare devices are expected to witness the fastest growth in demand in APAC, at a CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period, owing to a large population, higher prevalence of skin diseases and obesity, and aging population in the region.
According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), people aged 65 years and above constituted approximately 11.4% of the population in 2013, and the count is estimated to increase by approximately 20% by 2050. The geriatric population is at a greater risk of skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men, above 55 years of age. Also, the elderly people generally face problems such as wrinkles, cellulite, loose skin, obesity and therefore, fueling the growth of the APAC skincare devices market.
Key Players Look to Technological Advancements for Market Expansion
The key players in the skincare devices industry are developing and launching new skincare devices that are equipped with latest technology, to gain a larger market share. For instance, in May 2017, Cutera Inc. launched truSculpt 3D, a new technology in body sculpting that offers up to 24% fat reduction in a single operation.
Some of the other key players operating in the skincare devices market include Allergan plc, Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA, Syneron Medical Ltd., Michelson Diagnostic Ltd., Lumenis Ltd., PhotoMedex Inc., Alma Lasers Ltd., Hologic Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., and Beijing Toplaser Technology Co Ltd.