Global Scar Treatment Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast Report – Segmented By Treatment Type (Topical Treatment, Gel Sheets, Laser Treatment, Injectable Treatment and Invasive Surgical Treatment) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Industry Analysis (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
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Pages: 175

Global Scar Treatment Market Size (2024 to 2029)

The size of the global scar treatment market is forecasted to be worth USD 41.87 billion by 2029 from USD 25.71 billion in 2024, growing at a CAGR of 10.24% between 2024 to 2029.

Scar treatment minimizes the scars to look more consistent with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are observable signs that persevere after a wound heals. They are inevitable results of wounds or surgery, and their growth is unpredictable. Scars may differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue, elevated or dipped, or particularly evident due to their size, shape, or location. Scar treatment can be applied for the scars after injury or any surgery. It may not altogether remove them but reduces up to the extent.


The growing skin disease incidence and scars primarily accelerate the global scar treatment market growth.

Technological advancements in scar treatment and growing consumer appearance consciousness are significant factors driving the global scar treatment market. In addition, the growing prevalence of plastic surgery, increasing incidences of road accidents leading to the most common injuries, and the rise in awareness over the availability of treatment procedures further promote the growth rate of the global scar treatment market. Nearly 20-30 million people are prone to road accident injuries. These people may develop scars that cannot be reduced, and some can be reduced. People with scars can be treatable under scar treatment which drives the market forward. Most of these people use laser treatment to reduce these scars. Also, the government's stringent rules and regulations concerning people's safety propel the market's growth.

Trans epidermal drug delivery (TED) is an innovative technology for drug delivery that provides an attractive alternative to injection with a needle. The scars are treated using innovations like fractional technology and ultrasound technology. Acne scars and traumatic scars can both be successfully treated with micro-plasma radiofrequency. Micro-plasma radiofrequency can be used to treat post-burn hyperpigmentation safely and successfully. Additionally, Anti-scarring medications are injected into the dermis using ultrasound through the small channels created by the radiofrequency in the microplasma. Ultrasound improves the delivery of therapeutic medications through mechanical pressure.

Most of the researchers found that the treatment does not have side effects. They focus more on laser treatment and how scarring can be reduced in fewer sitting sessions for the treatment with short-term side effects. They are also more focused on manufacturing gels and creams to reduce the scars. Most people are not willing to have laser treatment due to health issues. For these people, they are manufacturing creams and ointments with advanced ingredients will fewer side effects. By considering all these factors government is increasing investment in research and development in this sector which drives the market forward. Furthermore, the collaboration of insurance companies with cosmetic surgery hospitals and providing great deals for customers magnifies the development of the scar treatment market.


Side effects associated with scar treatment and the high cost of treatment are hampering the scar treatment market growth. The shortage of skilled persons to analyze and treat the cause appropriately is slowly restraining the market demand. Furthermore, the cost of the equipment used in the procedure is very high, which remains a challenging factor for market participants. In addition, increasing side effects and complications due to high radiations in laser treatment and lack of sufficient knowledge of the applications limits the market's growth.

Impact Of COVID-19 On the Global Scar Treatment Market

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be an acute healthcare crisis imposing human and economic suffering. The pre-COVID era was bright for the cosmetic dentistry industry. The pandemic has brought significant changes to the dermatology industry, and even the growth rate of the scar treatment market is slightly declined. The pharmaceutical companies dealing with skin care products have suffered from trade restrictions during the lockdown. Post to the lockdown, in various countries, the scar products and treatments market has started seeing an acceleration, and it is forecasted by the end of 2021, the market will be back to its growing phase. Increased smoking, stress, and surgical masks during the pandemic resulted in increased acne, resulting in more focus on acne treatment. Due to the spread of the virus, these treatments are slowed down in hospitals. Still, people are taking other options for acne treatment by using creams, lotions, and medication which drives the market forward during the pandemic.




Market Size Available

2023 to 2029

Base Year


Forecast Period

2024 to 2029

Segments Covered

By Treatment Type, Scar Type, End-User, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis; DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leader Profiled

Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc., Smith & Nephew PLC, Nutramarks Inc., Merz Inc., Enaltus LLC, CCA Industries Inc., Cynosure Inc, Lumenis, Syneron Medical Ltd, MOlnlycke Health Care, Avita Medical Limited.



Global Scar Treatment Market Analysis By Treatment Type

The topical treatment type is predicted to occupy most of the share in the global scar treatment market during the forecast period. In this segment, creams, the sub-segment has the highest market share. These scar creams work in several ways to reduce the appearance of scars. First, these creams treat scars from cuts, injuries, or wounds. Next to creams, topical self-drying silicone gel is recommended to prevent scares.

In addition, the emergence of laser treatment procedures in the medical sector, increasing awareness among people over the availability of different surgical procedures, which are less painful and cost-effective, fuels the growth of the scar treatment market. This laser scar removal treatment is a nonsurgical treatment that uses an FDA-cleared fractional laser to treat scars and helps to minimize the appearance of surgical scars and acne scars on the face and body. It uses fractional laser light to break down scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue. In addition, it helps to blend with the skin surrounding the scars. It's a fast and easy procedure applied for any skin tone.

Global Scar Treatment Market Analysis By Scar Type

The acne scars segment leads the market as these scars are the most common, and their treatment involves antibiotic treatment or laser solutions. Acne is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting nearly 650 million worldwide population. About 80% of people are suffering from this acne in the world. This acne occurs more in the age group between 11 to 30, and people above 50 years above are also prone to this acne issue. Most teenagers suffer due to this acne. In addition, acne has more impact on a person's quality of life, and it may lead to depression and suicidal ideas due to surrounding society. Considering all these factors, the scarred segment drives the scar treatment ahead.

Stretch scars are the second segment that drives the market forward. Nearly 70% of people suffer from these stretch marks on any part of their body due to lifestyle changes, increasing or decreasing their weight. Most women suffer dues to these stretch marks during their first pregnancy. Hormonal changes are also the main reason for the stretch marks. All these considerations drive the market forward.

Global Scar Treatment Market Analysis By End User

The hospital's segment is predicted to lead the global market during the forecast period. Increasing the construction activities of hospitals with the latest equipment is significantly influencing the market's growth. In addition, the rise in capital income in both developed and developing countries eventually makes the scar treatment market growth.


North America accounts for almost one-third of the market share and is anticipated to dominate the global scar treatment market during the forecast period owing to the growing lifestyle changes, dietary food habits, and rising aging population. Women are more concerned about their beauty and appearance and advanced cosmetic procedures. The number of skin specialty clinics and hospitals accelerates this regional market growth. In addition, the rising expenses on personal care and scar treatment products are further boosting. The North American market was dominated by the U.S. in 2019, and forecasted, the domination will continue throughout the forecast period. Significant growth in road accidents and burns is majorly driving the U.S. market. According to the American Burn Association, around 1.1 million burn injuries require medical treatment annually in the U.S.

The Canadian Scar treatment market stretches with a healthy CAGR pace during the forecast period. The Increasing number of skin disorders in people, especially in women, and advanced technologies in laser treatments for scars augment Canadian market demand.

Europe is expected to grow splendidly throughout the forecasting period. The phenomenal attention to cosmetic treatments and novel treatment procedures with advanced technologies reducing the recovery period heightens the market demand. As per the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), nearly 4 million wound cases have been registered annually in Europe. The United Kingdom scar treatment market to projected to play the leading role in the European market, Factors such as rising awareness regarding skin-related problems coupled with the available treatments and the new laser therapies are majorly uplifting the demand levels for scar treatment in U.K. Germany is next to the U.K., leading the scar treatment market with rising disposable income, allowing people to choose new and expensive treatments, and escalating the online cosmetic products industry to boost the market growth.

Asia-Pacific to expected to grow at the quickest CAGR correlated with the other regions. The surging adoption of over-the-counter scar treatment products and the latest laser treatment procedures and surgeries drives this regional market. The Indian scar treatment holds the highest share with the rising number of burn cases. As per the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), in India, the number of cosmetic surgeries implemented is quickly increasing, and the total number of surgeries performed was 420,454 in 2015. Every year in India, around 7 million burn injury cases are registered, making a record. On the other hand, the Japanese scar treatment market exhibits classic growth in the APAC region. The rise in healthcare expenses and increasing consciousness in people regarding the availability of the treatment spur the market demand.

Latin America is the second-fastest-growing Region, with a considerable pace during the assessment period due to escalating dermal injuries. The mounting number of hospitals, clinics, and a vast women population having more knowledge about appearance leverages market growth. Brazil secures the highest place in the scar treatment market. The intensifying discretionary expenses due to which the lowness for such procedures has increased, the rising per capita expenditure on cosmetic procedures, and mounting medical tourism accelerate the market demand. Mexico is said to have considerable growth in the scar treatment market. The number of aesthetic plastic surgeries implemented for different reasons is observed, including the scar treatment augmenting rapidly. In Brazil, most people use oral drugs for acne treatment. Isotretinoin is frequently given to treat acne in Brazil. According to a recent survey, eighty percent of Brazil's dermatologists use this isotretinoin to treat mild and severe acne scars.

During the forecast period, the Middle East & Africa region has a steady growth rate in the scar treatment market. Hospital admissions are hiking with increased road accidents, burns, and surging concerns regarding the established markets' aesthetic appearance. The countries like UAE, Africa, and Egypt have had notable growth during the analysis period. Keloid scars are the most occurred scars in African people. Most African people suffer from these types of scars which are caused due to production and abnormal deposition of collagen. The reduction of keloid scar can be made by treatment in the early stage, which boosts the market forward in this Region. In Saudi Arabia, most people who suffer from scars undergo laser treatment for acne scars. Any age group of people can take this treatment. Amjad Medical companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provide dermatologists and skin care centers with the latest laser devices used in acne treatment for good results.


Some of the notable companies dominating the global 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 IncLumenis, Syneron Medical Ltd, MOlnlycke Health Care, Avita Medical Limited, Pacific World Corporation, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., and Beijing Toplaser Technology Company Limited.


  • In 2021, SkinCeuticals launched a new gel solution, the latest innovation of Advanced Scar Control. This is designed to help improve the appearance of new and recent scars. It also helps improve the appearance and texture of minor cuts, shaving mishaps, post-op surgery scars, scrapes, and scars.
  • In 2021, Pharmaxis started clinical trials to manufacture a cream that can stop scars from forming after trauma, especially for burn injuries.
  • In December 2020, Sonoma Pharmaceuticals agreed with Crown Laboratories, Inc. to launch Microcyn technology-based dermal sprays and gels that target itch and pain under Sama.
  • In June 2020, Bausch Health Companies Inc. launched an ARAZLO™ (tazarotene) Lotion, approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is the first tazarotene acne treatment available in a lotion formulation.
  • In 2019, Dermatix® launched its new acne scar care, Dermatix® Acne Scar. It helps in the acne-healing process.


This research report on the global scar treatment market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories and calculated market size and forecast for each segment until 2029.

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 Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

What was the size of the scar treatment market worldwide in 2023?

The global scar treatment market size was valued at USD 23.33 billion in 2023.

Which region is growing the fastest in the global scar treatment market?

Geographically, the Asia-Pacific is growing the fastest in the global scar treatment market.

Which segment by treatment had the major share in the scar treatment market in 2023?

Based on the treatment type, the topical segment accounted for the largest share of the scar treatment market in 2023.

Who are a few of the leading companies in the scar treatment market?

Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc, Smith & Nephew PLC, Nutramarks Inc, Merz Inc, Enaltus LLC, CCA Industries Inc, Cynosure IncLumenis, Syneron Medical Ltd, Mölnlycke Health Care, Avita Medical Limited, Pacific World Corporation, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, Beijing Toplaser Technology Company Limited are some of the notable players in the scar treatment market.

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