High Skin Disease Prevalence To Drive Medical Laser Demand

Australian Family Physician (AFP), a journal, estimates that acne vulgaris affects over 90% of the adolescents aged 16–18 years in Australia. Likewise, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that 85% of the Americans in the age group of 12–24 years are affected by acne. The association estimates that this condition affects up to 50 million Americans each year. Similarly, the NHS states that approximately 95% of the people aged 11–30 years are affected by acne in the U.K. annually.

The rising incidence of skin disorders is expected to propel the medical lasers market at a vigorous CAGR in the coming years. Cosmeticians are increasingly using them to treat pigmentation, remove hair, and facilitate skin resurfacing. As people become more conscious of their appearance, influenced strongly by social media and TV shows, the usage of lasers at dermatology and cosmetic surgery departments of hospitals and dedicated clinics around the world is rising.

In addition to dermatologists, solid-state, gas, dye, and diode laser systems are used for several applications in the ophthalmology, dentistry, cardiovascular, gynecology, urology, and many other departments, including oncology. Solid-state laser systems include alexandrite, erbium: yttrium–aluminum–garnet (Er:YAG), holmium: yttrium–aluminum–garnet (Ho:YAG), neodymium: yttrium–aluminum–garnet (Nd:YAG), potassium–titanyl phosphate, and ruby laser systems. Similarly, gas laser systems come in the argon, CO2, excimer, helium–neon, krypton, and metal vapor (copper and gold) variants.

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