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North America Scar Treatment Market

North America Market Study on Scar Treatment: Adoption of Combination Therapies to Treat Acne Scars Rising

North America Scar Treatment Market Segmented By Topical Treatment, Laser Treatment, Surface Treatment in Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacies and Drug Stores, e-Commerce

Market Snapshot

This comprehensive industry analysis of the North America scar treatment market elucidates the industry scope and statistics along with a realistic forecast from 2021-2031. The industry is anticipated to expand at a sluggish CAGR of 2.2% over the decade. Market worth is currently US$ 3.8 Bn, and is expected to increase 1.2X by the end of 2031.

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Key Analysis Covered in North America Scar Treatment Industry Survey:

  • Market estimates and forecast 2016-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise analysis
  • Competition mapping and benchmarking
  • Brand share and market share analysis
  • Key product innovations and regulatory climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on scar treatment demand and how to navigate
  • Recommendation on key winning strategies
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North America Scar Treatment Industry Landscape

Rising trend to look perfect and defy all the characteristics that might make an individual appear unpleasant in any way has changed the scar treatment industry drastically.

Dr. Javad Sajan, a renowned plastic surgeon in Seattle, Washington, has developed a five-phase scar cream system that is safe for use on the face. The system has been proven effective, and Scar Protocol has gained quite a name in scar treatment. This formula has proven its effectiveness when used over the years in phases, and utilizes ingredients such as snail mucin, aloe vera, and a mixture of vitamins and nutrients.

With treatments such as Scar Protocol gaining impetus, the scar treatment market is expected to see similar developments that heal and treat scars in a very effective manner.

Increasing adoption of such treatments in spas and beauty salons has also contributed to the popularity. One of the examples for this is the Butex Medical Spa that offers a variety of aesthetic treatments with advanced, non-invasive beauty procedures.


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Market Overview

Increasing number of burn cases, skin disorders, trauma injuries, and surgeries are leading to rising number of scar revision procedures in North America. It has been noted that majority of scar revision procedures conducted is related to acne scars. Scar treatment procedures such as topical treatment, laser treatment, surface treatment, and injections are used to minimize scars.

Topical scar treatment is a minimally invasive treatment, which includes the application of topical products such as gels, creams, oils, and sheets directly on the scars in order to reduce their appearance. Topical product segment accounted for the largest market share in North America scar treatment market in 2021.

Laser scar treatment includes CO2 lasers, pulsed dye laser and excimer laser, or more precisely an exciplex laser, which helps remove unwanted or damaged skin in a very precise manner, one layer at a time.

The scar treatment market in North America has been estimated to be valued at US$ 3.8 Bn in 2021, and the markets in the U.S. and Canada are projected to witness stable growth rates over the forecast period. This is attributed to technological innovations and increasing application of topical products by consumers in this region.

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Market Drivers

The primary growth driver for the North America scar treatment market is increasing the prevalence of trauma and burn injuries and acne cases. It has been estimated that a large base of the population in North America suffer from acne scarring. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting over 50 million Americans annually.

Furthermore, rising awareness regarding personal care products, the wide availability of various minimally invasive treatments and increasing adoption of e-Commerce marketing techniques by manufacturers of scar treatment products is expected to create a favorable environment for the growth of the North America scar treatment market over the forecast period.

Market Trends

Advancements in scar treatment products and treatment methods have led to the integration of innovative solutions in scar treatment. For example, the usage of dermal fillers (injections) in combination with laser treatment such as fractional non-ablative laser treatment and chemical peels, has been known to positively impact its effectiveness in treating acne scars.

Rising overall healthcare expenditure is also expected to contribute to overall growth of the North America scar treatment market in the near future. Scars have an adverse impact on the appearance and in turn result in lowering the confidence of an afflicted individual. Healthcare costs associated with scar treatment among all age groups is increasing significantly across the North America.

Revenue from the market in North America is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of trauma, burns, and other skin-related disorders, rising demand for minimally invasive scar revision procedures are factors expected to drive market growth in the region.

However, rising adoption of e-Commerce marketing and increasing adoption of combination therapies tends to increase adoption of scar treatment therapies among patients and thus, leads to standardization of the market in the region.

For example, for the treatment of acne scarring, involving chemical peeling (with trichloroacetic acid) followed by subcision (a process of separating acne scar from the underlying skin) and finally fractional laser irradiation, are widely accepted in the U.S. Also, rising awareness regarding personal care and increasing e-Commerce marketing is expected to drive market growth in the region.

However, side effects such as hyperpigmentation, skin rashes and skin redness associated with scar treatment procedures and high cost per procedure are factors expected to moderately hamper the growth of the market in North America during the forecast period.

Diving Deep into the North American Market

The market in the U.S. accounted for the largest share of the North America scar treatment market, attributed to rising demand for minimally invasive surgical procedures and rising employability leading to increasing spending power in the country.

High cost per procedure and lack of skilled professionals are also expected to affect the overall market for the scar treatment in the U.S. over the next few years.

The market in Canada is expected to witness stable growth over the forecast period and is expected to evolve over time with increasing technological advancements and rising awareness through e-Commerce marketing techniques.

Competitive Landscape

Key market participants covered in the report include Smith & Nephew Inc., Merz Inc., Enaltus LLC., Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc., CCA Industries, Cynosure, Inc., Avita Medical, LUTRONIC, Luminus Inc., Syneron Medical Ltd., and NutraMarks, Inc.

Market Segmentation:


  • Topical
    • Gels
    • Creams
    • Oils
    • Sheets
  • Laser Treatment
    • CO2 Laser
    • Excimer Laser
    • Pulsed Dye Laser
  • Surface Treatment
  • Injectable

Distribution channel

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Pharmacies and Drug Stores
  • E-Commerce


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Smith & Nephew Inc.
  • Merz Inc.
  • Enaltus LLC.
  • Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.
  • CCA Industries, Cynosure, Inc.
  • Avita Medical.
  • Luminus Inc.
  • Syneron Medical Ltd.
  • NutraMarks, Inc.
  • Other.

- Frequently Asked Questions -

Currently, the North America scar treatment market is valued at approximately US$ 3.8 Bn.

The North America scar treatment industry is anticipated to sluggishly increase at a CAGR of 2.2% over the decade, and attain a valuation of nearly US$ 4.7 Bn by 2031.

The North America scar treatment market exhibited a low CAGR of 2% over the past 5 years.

Top five players account for 48% of the total market share in the region.

The U.S. and Canada are key nations guiding the demand in the North American landscape.

Rising adoption of combination therapeutics, trend to defy early onset of aging, and increased cases of trauma and attractive reimbursement policies are majorly sculpting demand for scar treatment in North America.

Rising popularity of hyaluronic acid-based fillers and prevalence of corticosteroids for the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars are prominent trends in North America.

Early onset of aging among the population has led to substantial increase in demand for age-defying treatments, coupled with rising awareness for personal care.

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