U.S. Scar Treatment Market to Reach $11.3 Billion by 2023

  • Published: June 2018

The U.S. scar treatment market size is expected to reach $11.3 billion by 2023, according to P&S Intelligence.

The market is mainly driven by increasing number of surgeries for the improvement of physical appearance, growing prevalence of skin problems leading to scar formation, increasing expenditure on personal care, and technological advancements in dermatological products.

Insights on market segments

The scar treatment market is categorized into post-surgical scar, acne scar, keloid and hypertrophic scar, contracture scar, and stretch mark, on the basis of type of scar. In 2017, post-surgical scar category accounted for the largest share of, 32.5%, in the U.S. market. This is attributed to the increasing number of surgeries performed for the treatment of various diseases in the country.

Based on type of treatment, the market for scar treatment in the U.S. is categorized into topical, surface, laser, injectable, and surgical. Among these, the demand for topical products is expected to exhibit the highest growth, with a CAGR of 10.8%, during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing use of products such as creams, gels, and gel sheets for the reduction of different kinds of scars.

Browse report overview with detailed TOC on "U.S. Scar Treatment Market by Type of Treatment (Topical [Cream, Oil, Gel, Gel Sheet], Surface [Dermabrasion, Chemical Peeling, Cryosurgery], Laser [CO2, Erbium: YAG, Pulsed-Dye], Injectable [Tissue/Dermal Filler Injection, Steroid Injection], Surgical), by Type of Scar (Post-Surgical, Acne, Keloid & Hypertrophic, Contracture, Stretch Mark), by End User (Home-Use, Hospitals, Dermatology Clinics) – Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2013–2023" at:

Scar treatment products for home-use category dominate the U.S. market

On the basis of end user, the scar treatment market is categorized into home-use, hospitals, dermatology clinics, and others. During the forecast period, the market is expected to witness the fastest growth in hospitals end-user category, with CAGR of 11.2%. This growth is mainly characterized by technological advancements in the laser-based products for the treatment of scars, increasing adoption of these products by the surgeons, and rising number of surgical procedures performed in the U.S. hospitals.

Key players are launching topical scar treatment products to increase their market share in the home-use category

The key players operating in the U.S. scar treatment industry are launching various topical products that are intended to be used at-home by the users. For instance, in April 2018, Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Inc. received approval from the United States Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) for an antimicrobial post-therapy gel. It used to manage post-non-ablative laser therapy procedures and post-microdermabrasion therapy as well for superficial chemical peels. The product can also be used to relieve itch and pain from minor skin related problems.

Some of the other key players operating in the U.S. scar treatment market are Revitol Corporation Inc., CCA Industries Inc., Scarguard Labs LLC, Quantum Health, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Pacific World Corporation, Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA, and Johnson & Johnson.


Market Segmentation by Type of Treatment

  • Topical
    • Cream
    • Oil
    • Gel
    • Gel Sheet
    • Others
  • Surface
    • Dermabrasion
    • Chemical Peeling
    • Cryosurgery
  • Laser
    • CO2 Laser
    • Erbium: YAG Laser
    • Pulsed-Dye Laser
    • Others
  • Injectable
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tissue/Dermal Filler Injection
  • Surgical

Market Segmentation by Type of Scar

  • Post-Surgical Scar
  • Acne Scar
  • Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar
  • Contracture Scar
  • Stretch Mark

Market Segmentation by End User

  • Home-Use
  • Hospitals
  • Dermatological Clinics
  • Others