Demand for Aesthetic Procedures Boosting the Energy-Based Therapeutics Market

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Everyone has regrets, but some are more permanent than others.

Take tattoos, for instance. What may have once seemed like a great idea can easily become a blight that you’d rather just forget.

Luckily, tattoo removal is becoming easier than ever thanks to advances in medical laser technology.

And it’s not just tattoos that are getting the laser treatment. In fact, energy-based therapies that use everything from microwaves to radiofrequency to ultrasound are being widely used in both medical and aesthetic treatments, to modify tissue and destroy pathology.

But it’s high demand from the aesthetic segment that is helping the global energy-based therapeutics market grow at a CAGR of 7.30% from 2014-2019.

Aesthetic procedures

Aesthetic treatments are on the rise

By 2019, the aesthetic segment is expected to dominate the market with a share a 54.8%, and an overall worth of $3.67 billion.

Aesthetic energy-based devices can be used to treat skin defects such as scars, acne, sun damage, pigmentation/redness, vascular lesions, and can even be used for hair and tattoo removal.

Recent advances in medical lasers have transformed cosmetic dermatology by providing a reliable means of treating cutaneous pathologies, and intense pulse light, radiofrequency, and ultrasound are being used in anti-aging treatments.

But aesthetic energy-based treatments don’t just come in the cosmetic variety—some of the more invasive methods include tissue restructuring for severe burns, where the body tissues either need to be replaced or regenerated. Invasive aesthetic energy-based treatments are also used to remove extra muscular growth on the body by tissue cutting and sealing.  

Non-invasive procedures dominate the market

However, non-invasive procedures are still king of the hill. These can be used to treat everything from dyspigmentation, acne scars, and wrinkles, to hirsutism and cellulite.

The reduced downtime of these procedures, use of ablative bio-stimulation, and development of stem-cell-based therapies for aesthetic surgeries have shifted the interest of physicians and patients toward non-invasive treatments.

Also, the development of energy-based non-invasive tools, such as cryogenic microwave, hydro-mechanical, ultrasound, and radiofrequency, has enhanced the outcomes of aesthetics procedures compared to invasive approaches. Because of these advances, the market is likely to see a shift toward non-invasive energy-based therapies from invasive therapies over the projected period.