Aesthetic refers to pleasing appearance or beauty and is derived from the Greek word aesthetics meaning esthetic (sense and sentient). Growing consciousness of aesthetic among elderly population is fueling the demand for aesthetic devices to be utilized in aesthetic procedures. Some major aesthetic procedures include liposuction, body lift, hair replacement, bra line back lift, skin rejuvenation, thigh lift, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, chin surgery, tummy tuck, brow lifts and face lift surgery and are gaining preference across the globe. Aesthetic procedures are generally performed to enhance self-esteem of individuals and appearance. Aesthetic surgeries garners confidence in people. Major equipment used in aesthetic surgeries include light emitting diodes, dermal lasers, micro-dermal abraders, dermal fillers, energy based devices and intense pulsed light devices. Aesthetic equipment is the outcome of a quest and thus providing optimal solutions and enabling them to provide beneficial results for patients opting for hair reduction, facial skin treatments, pigmented legions, acne scars, body contouring and varicose veins.
Increasing aesthetic consciousness involving minimally invasive procedures is a key factor driving the global aesthetic equipment market. Also, growth in technical advances and number of obesity cases is evolving device innovation in the global aesthetic equipment market. Moreover, rise in demand for aesthetic medical procedures among youngsters is expected to propel the growth of global aesthetic equipment market. In addition, increasing demand for non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic surgeries coupled with technological advancements are some of the key factors driving the growth of overall market. Also, increasing growth in type of cosmetic procedures is another major aspect boosting the growth of global aesthetic equipment market. Improving treatment results by aesthetic procedures, increasing awareness among patients as well as decreasing side effects coupled with gain in confidence of the consumers are some other factors fuelling the growth of global aesthetic equipment market. However, stringent regulations for aesthetic surgeries is an important factor hampering the growth of global aesthetic equipment market. Moreover, lack of reimbursements for aesthetic procedures, high costs and social stigmas among lower and middle class people are anticipated to hinder the growth of global aesthetic equipment market.
The global aesthetic equipment market can be segmented on the basis of product type, procedure, end-user and region. By product type, the global aesthetic equipment market can be segmented into aesthetic implants and facial aesthetics, aesthetic lasers and energy devices. The aesthetic lasers and energy devices can be further segmented into laser resurfacing devices, body contouring devices (ultrasound assisted liposuction devices, water jet assisted liposuction devices, laser assisted liposuction devices, RF-assisted liposuction devices, other liposuction devices), cellulite reduction devices (lipomassage devices, energy based cellulite reduction devices, mesotherapy devices), non-surgical fat reduction devices (cryolipolysis devices, laser-based devices, ultrasound based devices, RF-based devices) and non-surgical skin tightening devices (laser based devices, RF-based devices, ultrasound based devices), aesthetic ophthalmology devices and laser hair removal, aesthetic implants (saline breast implants, breast implants, cohesive semi-solid gel implants, and silicone breast implants), other implants, facial aesthetics, botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, chemical peel and microdermabrasion. On the basis of procedure, the global aesthetic equipment market can be segmented into cosmetic procedure (minimally-invasive procedure and surgical procedure) and reconstructive procedure. On the basis of end-user, the global aesthetic equipment market can be segmented into beauty/clininc center (reconstructive treatment and cosmetic treatment) and home settings. On the basis of region, the global aesthetic equipment market can be divided into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Key players involved in the manufacture of aesthetic equipment include Syneron Medical Ltd., ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., PhotoMedex, Inc., Alma Laser, Solta Medical, Galderma S.A., Lumenis Ltd, Allergan, Inc., Cynosure, Merz Aesthetics, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Solta Medical, Inc. and Johnson and Johnson among others.