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Tattoo Removal Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 120 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4896008
The tattoo removal market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

Like many other industries that require person-to-person contact, the tattoo industry also shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020. In the initial days of the pandemic, several countries were facing lockdowns. They suspended trade with other countries and implemented travel restrictions, leading to the decline in tattoo removal procedures in the first half of 2020. Moreover, the rising cases of COVID-19 are expected to have a significant short-term negative impact on tattoo removal procedures. There was tremendous pressure on the hospitals and other healthcare centers in providing services to COVID-19 patients, which is one of the factors inhibiting the hospitals from delivering services. According to a research article by Dana E Bregman et al., published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal in July 2020, in the United States, the total surgeons' fees derived from both surgical and minimally invasive procedures in 2018 was approximately USD 5 billion. The pandemic resulted in a 20% decrease in collected fees, which showed a negative impact on the market in 2020. Hence, the market was adversely affected by the pandemic however, in the long term the market is expected to grow.

Various research studies have been published on the impact of tattoo removal. For instance, in January 2021, a research study published stated that "Laser tattoo removal: Fundamental principles and practical approach" as the number of people who get tattoos increases, so is the number of people who wish to have their tattoos removed. Compared to other methods, laser-based devices are associated with the best efficacy and least side effects in tattoo removal. Recognizing and mastering multiple factors including skin types, nature and color of tattoos, and proper selection of laser parameters such as wavelength, fluence, and pulse, are central to achieving an optimal tattoo removal outcome. Hence, such studies provide insight into the advantages of various methods. This will increase market growth in the upcoming future.

Product launches are another factor in the market growth. For instance, in March 2020, Lumenis Ltd launched its newest, innovative platform, the Stellar M22. The Stellar M22 is built and based on the gold standard treatment capabilities for the treatment of vascular lesions, skin texture, tone, hair removal, and it is used for tattoo removal. Such launches will increase the market growth in the upcoming period.

However, the high cost of the procedure primarily hinders the growth of the tattoo removal market.

Key Market Trends

The Laser Devices Segment is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Growth Over the Forecast Period

Factors such as expansion and research studies are expected to increase market growth in the upcoming future. Laser therapy has become one of the more preferred treatments for tattoo removal since it offers a low-risk option with minimal side effects. The procedure uses high-intensity laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) beams to break up the pigment colors of a tattoo. The type of laser used generally depends on the pigment colors. Different lasers or different settings of the same laser are needed for different colors. A Q-Switched laser is commonly used to remove tattoos. The laser selectively targets and removes the tattoo without damaging the surrounding tissue, which greatly decreases scarring. Most tattoos do require multiple treatments.

The expansion by the key market players is also driving the market growth. For instance, in August 2021, DelCoast Laser Tattoo Removal expanded its presence in Delaware, United States. DelCoast Laser Tattoo Removal specializes in removing unwanted tattoos and transforming the skin using advanced Q-switched laser technology. Such expansion will increase the market growth in the upcoming period. The increasing research and development activities to introduce new and advanced products are boosting the market growth. For instance, according to a research article by W Bäumler et al., published in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences in February 2019, picosecond technology is a new strategy for more effective removal of tattoo pigments with a lower rate of side effects. Hence, there is an urgent need for more well-designed and randomized controlled trials to compare the treatment modality to the traditional nano-second technology regarding the efficacy and adverse reactions.

Thus, the above-mentioned factors are expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Market Over the Forcast Period

The major factors driving the market growth in North America include well-established healthcare systems, the presence of key market players, and increasing investment in research and development activities. With the increasing change in lifestyles, many have been opting for tattoo removal procedures in these countries. With the technological advancement in these countries, the demand for innovative tattoo removal procedures is expected to increase in the region. The market players in the United States are adopting various strategies, such as partnerships, collaborations, and merges, to increase their market shares. For instance, in September 2020, Aesthetic Solutions entered into an agreement with Soliton to sell Soliton’s rapid acoustic pulse device and design cartridges across the United States, following their commercial launch in 2021. Aesthetic Solutions will be focusing on placing the rapid acoustic pulse device catering to physicians with expertise in tattoo removal as well as cellulite reduction.

Similarly, in May 2019, Soliton Inc. launched a Rapid Acoustic Pulse tattoo removal device designed to remove black ink tattoos from legs, arms, and torso for people with Fitzpatrick skin type I-III. Similarly, expansion is another factor in market growth. For instance, in July 2020, Removery, a laser tattoo removal business formed by industry experts from North America's largest, most trusted removal brands, started operating in 31 cities in the United States and Canada. The company is a partnership between Eraser Clinic, Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers, and The Finery, and Precision Laser. Hence, increasing presence in the region is another factor in the market growth.

Thus, the above-mentioned factors it is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The tattoo removal market is consolidated and competitive. The majority of the tattoo removal procedure equipment is manufactured by global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and a better distribution system have established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness, which has helped the market growth. Some market players include Alma Lasers Ltd, Asclepion Laser Technologies Gmbh, Lumenis Ltd, Cutera Inc., Hologic Inc. (CynoSure Inc.).

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Employment Policies Refraining Tattoos
4.2.2 Changes in Lifestyles and Trends
4.2.3 Increasing Errors in Digital Body Sensing Devices Leading to Incorrect Results
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Excessive Cost Of The Procedures
4.3.2 Side Effects of Tattoo Removal
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Device
5.1.1 Laser
5.1.2 Radiofrequency
5.1.3 Other Devices
5.2 By End User
5.2.1 Hospitals and Laser Centers
5.2.2 Dermatology Clinics
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Rest of the World
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Astanza
6.1.2 Cutera Inc.
6.1.3 Hologic Inc. (CynoSure Inc.)
6.1.4 Lumenis Ltd
6.1.5 Lutronic Corporation
6.1.6 Syneron Medical Ltd
6.1.7 Quanta System
6.1.8 Alma Lasers Ltd
6.1.9 Asclepion Laser Technologies GMBH
6.1.10 Eclipse Lasers Ltd
6.1.11 EL.En. SpA
6.1.12 Candela Laser Corporation
6.1.13 Fotona

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Astanza
  • Cutera Inc.
  • Hologic Inc. (CynoSure Inc.)
  • Lumenis Ltd
  • Lutronic Corporation
  • Syneron Medical Ltd
  • Quanta System
  • Alma Lasers Ltd
  • Asclepion Laser Technologies GMBH
  • Eclipse Lasers Ltd
  • EL.En. SpA
  • Candela Laser Corporation
  • Fotona