North America Scar Treatment Market Research Report – Segmented By Treatment Type, Scar Type and Country (the United States, Canada and Rest of North America) - Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
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Pages: 144

North America Scar Treatment Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The scar treatment market in North America was valued at USD 7.58 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 11.93 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 9.49% during the forecast period. Increasing incidence of Burn and Trauma cases and the rising prevalence of Acne Cases are the key factors that drive the North American scar treatment market.

Scars appear as visible marks, and people being more concerned about beauty adapt more scar treatments. The rise in the incidence of burns and trauma cases is expected to drive the market. Acne scars are a significant problem for adults and are expected to increase market growth in this region. Significant contributors to beauty products that claim beauty, fair skin also increase market size. Other market drivers include the increased geriatric population, aging process, matured and wrinkled skin, collagen lost skin and treatments.

According to the American Society for Cosmetic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2015, Americans spent over USD 13.5 billion on cosmetic procedures, with 1,912,468 surgical procedures and 10,879,909 non-surgical procedures performed in the region. The high prevalence of burns, skin-related diseases, and trauma is significant in driving market expansion. Besides, the availability and adoption rates of advanced treatment options (such as laser treatment) are estimated to support this growth. In addition, the US government's compensation policy covers the treatment of burn scars, which is expected to impact local markets positively. The increase in plastic surgery departments and centers is also acting as catalysts to expanding the North American scar treatment market.

Laser treatments performed to reduce scars in the North American region are slightly expensive, comparatively. Hence the high costs included with this treatment hampers the market growth. In addition, the therapy is also associated with side effects such as burning sensation, ulceration, irritability, edema, Blister formation, Dermatitis, and infections. All these side effects also turn out to be more challenging for the growth of the market.

This research report on the North American scar treatment market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:

By Treatment Type:

  • Topical treatment
    • Creams
    • Oils
    • Gels
  • Gel Sheets
    • Surface Treatment
    • Dermabrasion
    • Chemical Peeling
    • Cryosurgery
  • Laser Treatment
  • Injectable Treatment
    • Tissue Fillers
    • Steroid Injections
  • Invasive Surgical Treatment

By Scar type:

  • Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars
  • Contracture Scars
  • Acne Scars
  • Stretch Scars
  • Post-Surgical Scars

By End-user:

  • Hospitals
  • private clinics
  • pharmacies & drug stores
  • E-Commerce

By Country:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • Rest of North America

Regionally, the North American scar treatment market was the leading global market in 2020, and the US and Canadian markets are expected to maintain steady growth in the North American region during the forecast period due to consumer innovation in the region and increased use of local products. In addition, North America had the largest share of the global scar treatment market, at 38.5% in 2020, because of the high disposable income, and it has further increased spending on personal care products. It has increased the demand for scar treatment products in the region.

The United States scar treatment market is forecasted to lead the North American market during the forecast period due to the high number of road accidents, and burns are among the primary causes of the scar treatment market's growth. According to the American Burn Association, each year in the United States, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical treatment. Around 4,500 of these people die, which is expected to drive the market. In addition, each year in the United States, the data published by WHO, approximately 3 million people are nonfatally injured in motor vehicle crashes. Topical products generally help decrease such marks, which are available in various forms such as creams, gels, and silicone sheets. These are valued for the ideal market share due to low cost and ease of availability.

The Canadian scar treatment market is estimated to showcase a robust CAGR during the forecast period due to increased skin disorders like acne and technological advancements in scar treatment. However, the high cost of scar treatment, such as lasers, may hamper the scar treatment market. In addition, risks related to treatment such as bleeding, infection, and reoccurrence restraints the North American scar treatment market growth.


A few of the promising companies operating in the North America scar treatment market profiled in the report are Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc., Smith & Nephew PLC, Nutramarks Inc, Merz Inc, Enaltus LLC, CCA Industries Inc., Cynosure Inc., Syneron Medical Ltd, Mölnlycke Health Care, Avita Medical Limited, Pacific World Corporation, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, AC. Alma Lasers, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., and Beijing Toplaser Technology Company Limited.

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