Introduction to the development of laser medical cosmetology market
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Introduction to the development of laser medical cosmetology market
In recent years, my country's medical machinery industry has developed rapidly. There are more than 10,000 medical equipment import and export companies, of which beauty medical equipment has reached 30% of the market share.
With the continuous improvement of living standards, people have higher and higher requirements for beauty. "Face" issues, such as: Photon Skin Rejuvenation Apparatus, etc. This led to the rapid development of my country's beauty and medical industry.
Statistics show that in the past five years, my country's plastic surgery industry has been growing at an annual rate of more than 20%, which is higher than the GDP growth rate in the same period.
Laser beauty has increasingly won the recognition and favor of global consumers. Of course, the market is also greatly affected by the economic environment, and the level of consumer income plays a major role in determining the development of the market. The current economic recession in Europe and America has affected the global development of many industries.
The development of cosmetic surgery has also rapidly promoted the important development of cosmetic medical equipment in medical equipment. The major laser medical cosmetic companies have developed extremely fast and their output value has increased rapidly. In the next few years, it is believed that laser plastic surgery medical devices will develop rapidly with a more brand-new attitude.
Although the current Chinese beauty market has undergone more than 20 years of development, it is still in an irregular and immature stage of development. Industry management lacks strength, industry competition is in a state of disorder, various beauty salons have not yet formed a scale, and the quality of employees is uneven. Inconsistent, advertising and publicity are far from reality, and all kinds of problems are complicated but interdependent, and it is difficult to sort out the clues for a while. It should be said that this is the perplexity faced by the entire industry. The collection of many factors makes it difficult for the entire industry to achieve a certain level of credibility in society. Therefore, it is imperative to promote and implement scientific chain management concepts in the beauty industry, provide high-quality products and services, establish good working procedures, and form a good reputation and brand operation mode. Chain operation will be the mainstream of the future development of the beauty industry. As a modern business investment operation mode, chain operation will surely become the main business direction of the beauty industry in the future. This Peugeot's chain management concept has brought the entire industry into a new era of vigorous and vigorous development.
Research data from Medical Insight shows that from 2011 to 2016, the global medical beauty market is expected to achieve an average annual growth rate of 10.8%; although North America is still a large market, the growth of the Asian market is particularly strong. To achieve an average annual growth rate of 13.8%, of which the Chinese market is a key market in Asia. According to a report by market research company iDate Research, the Chinese beauty market reached 700 million U.S. dollars in 2011, and the laser beauty market occupies most of the market share, and the laser hair removal market occupies half of the market.
US laser medical beauty market status
Recently, Marketdata released a report stating that there are currently about 2,100 institutions engaged in laser medical spas in the United States, most of which were established in the past decade. Marketdata estimates that the revenue of 2,100 laser medical spas in the United States this year will reach 1.94 billion U.S. dollars and will reach 3.6 billion U.S. dollars by 2016. Sales are expected to increase by 18% each year, and the number of SPAs will increase.
Laser beauty equipment products have injected impetus into the global beauty equipment market. Many manufacturers now use it as a development product. Laser beauty equipment can be used for skin tightening, breast augmentation, and removal of aging dead skin on the face or body, body hair, birthmarks and other medical plastic surgery items. These projects have great social demand-even in the critical period of the economic crisis in the West, their consumers' demand for laser beauty is still growing.
The beauty and medical device market is a relatively "young" market. In 2009, the total sales revenue of the global cosmetic medical device market was US$1.8 billion, and in 2010 it was US$2 billion. Among them, the United States accounts for about 60% of the share. Although the current market size is still limited, its development potential is considerable. According to the new forecast of Frost & Sullivan, a global market research agency, the sales revenue of the global cosmetic medical device market will reach 4.9 billion US dollars in 2016.
Brief history of laser medical development
The area where lasers are applied is medicine, and it has undergone rapid development. The development of laser medicine has roughly gone through four stages:
1. The 1960s was the basic research stage
The basic theoretical research of laser medicine was mostly completed in the 1960s. Since the advent of a laser, Goldman L (dermatologist), known as the "founder of laser medicine", began to study the interaction between laser and biological tissues on the skin; in 1961, someone tried ruby laser for peeling The retina is welded; in 1963, Goldman L began to apply ruby laser to benign skin damage and tattoos and achieved success, creating a precedent for laser medical applications. In the middle and late 1960s, argon ion (Ar+) lasers, low-power CO2 lasers and neodymium glass lasers were also developed one after another, but there were not many clinical applications. my country was at the forefront in the early stage of laser research. In 1961, Changchun Institute of Optics and Mechanics developed my country’s first ruby laser. In 1965, Beijing Tongren Hospital started animal experiments on ruby laser retinal coagulation. In 1968, Shanghai developed Nd:YAG( Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser.
2. The 1970s was the clinical trial stage
In 1970, Goldman L et al. used continuous CO2 laser for basal cell carcinoma and skin hemangioma. Due to the continuous provision of effective laser power and energy density, it overcomes the shortcomings of low power and low efficiency of early pulsed lasers, thus setting off laser medical treatment at home and abroad. In the boom, continuous CO2 laser is widely used in surgery, dermatology, ENT, gynecology, physiotherapy, acupuncture and moxibustion, etc., and has achieved relatively satisfactory results. In the 1970s, CW lasers used in skin beautification include Ar+, Cu vapor and Nd: YAG lasers. The thermal damage of these continuous lasers to tissues is non-selective, and it is often accompanied by side effects such as hypopigmentation of the skin scars, which still cannot achieve good beauty.
3. The 1980s was the stage of discipline formation
In 1983, Anderson RR and Parrish JA put forward the theory of selective photothermal action-the "photothermal separation" theory, which means that according to the biological characteristics of different tissues, the appropriate wavelength, energy, and pulse duration are selected to ensure the While the diseased tissue is effective, try to avoid causing damage to the surrounding normal tissues. This theory realizes the unification of the effectiveness of laser and is a milestone in the development history of laser medicine, especially laser aesthetic medicine. Pulsed laser machines designed based on selective photothermal action made great progress in the 1980s. Erbium lasers, excimer lasers, as well as continuously improved CO2 lasers and pulsed dye lasers have appeared one after another. The new laser technology has been more maturely used for research, diagnosis and treatment, and beauty, and has formed a large chemical team. This is laser One of the important signs of the formation of medical disciplines.
4. The 1990s was the mature stage of development
Since the 1990s, with the advancement of science and the development of laser technology, medical lasers have been continuously combined with new technologies such as electronic computers, fiber endoscopes, image analysis, videography, fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray and ultrasound, etc., making medical lasers Towards the direction of high performance, intelligence, miniaturization and specialization. New cosmetic laser machines have sprung up like bamboo shoots after a rain, and have achieved remarkable results: in the early 1990s, the application of Q-switched laser pigments such as Ota moles and tattoos has achieved almost therapeutic results; in the middle and late 90s, variable pulse width frequency doubling Laser vascularity has also achieved better; at the same time, the emergence of long-pulse ruby laser, alexandrite laser, Nd:YAG laser and semiconductor laser has also made laser hair removal technology increasingly mature; in addition, high-energy ultra-pulse CO2 laser and erbium The advent of laser has made laser wrinkle removal popular in the West (due to pigmentation problems, this technology has not been widely deployed in yellow people). Recently, some non-destructive laser wrinkle removal systems have appeared, such as CoolTouch, SmoothBeam and Nlite, etc., using these instruments The postoperative reaction is mild, and some clinically can also be achieved.
In the early 1990s, laser cosmetology was gradually developed in some large cities in my country. In the mid and late 1990s, advanced sets of laser cosmetology devices from the United States, Israel, Britain, Germany and China quickly flooded into the country and tended to become popular. Some domestic laser beauty instruments have also been used more and more in China. Laser beauty takes the lead in the entire laser, and its prospects continue to look good. Modern laser cosmetology has become an attractive and promising part of contemporary medical cosmetology.