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[5 min read] Demand for chemical peels predicted to soar
The chemical peels market is set for exponential growth over the next few years, according to a report published this week by Transparency Market Research – and the demand for skilled clinicians will quickly follow.
A chemical peel is a skin treatment used to aesthetically improve the structure of tissue by the topical application of an acidic solution. Most peels cause some histological changes – the clinical results of which lead to a rejuvenating effect on parts of the skin. The effects reach the dermis – directly or indirectly and to varying depths, depending on the molecule used and the application procedure.
Chemical peels are among the oldest forms of skin rejuvenation – a traditional technique that has rapidly evolved and has been adapted to almost any circumstances within its indications. Both flexible and effective, chemical peels have histological, chemical, toxicological, and clinical bases.
Growth of the chemical peels market
It is expected that there will be exponential growth in the demand for chemical peel treatments by 2026. Some of the major factors contributing to the expansion of this market are:
- An increase in demand for minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures, which include chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other skin rejuvenation treatments.
- An increase in patients’ desire for little to no recovery time.
- Less risk of post-surgical complications.
- A rise in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of some economies.
- An increase in medical tourism.
- An increase in the number of trained dermatologists and doctors sub-specialising in skin health as well as facilities with necessary equipment and training to deliver chemical peels.
- A rise in the importance of aesthetic appearance.
- A rise in patient awareness about available aesthetic solutions.
However, some of the factors hindering the market growth include:
- The presence of other skin rejuvenation procedures such as laser technology.
- The low availability of experienced clinicians to perform chemical peels in some countries.
Types of chemical peels
Chemical peels can be segmented into superficial (or “lunch-time”) peels, medium peels, and deep peels. Superficial peels are the most widely preferred type as they take less time to perform with very minimal downtime. They are used to remove mild skin discolouration and improve the quality of skin texture.
Who patients see for chemical peels
A variety of facilities offer chemical peel treatments – from beauty parlours to doctors and dermatologists.
The report predicts that dermatologists and doctors sub-specialising in skin treatments will see the greatest growth in patient demand for chemical peel treatments in the coming years.
This is most likely due to the fact that dermatologists and sub-specialised skin doctors can offer:
- Customised services with higher customer service satisfaction.
- A combination of skin rejuvenation procedures for a more comprehensive treatment.
- A high level of efficiency.
- High patient safety outcomes.
- A medical approach to skin health.