Inside the Business of Body Shaping

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Though surgical options remain a gold standard in many aesthetic cases, the energy-based body shaping industry has experienced substantial growth in recent years. The latest generation of less invasive technologies and products has shown considerable improvement over past iterations, with improved patient safety, efficacious outcomes, reduced treatment and recovery time, as well as less pain. Minimally or non-invasive contouring treatments attract patients that are fearful of surgery, or have tried, but failed to remove unwanted localized fat. In addition, these procedures appeal to both core and non-core physicians.

According to the recently published Global Aesthetic Market Study XV from Medical Insight, Inc. (Irvine, Calif.), the worldwide market for all body shaping, skin tightening and cellulite reduction equipment and procedures continues to rise. Through 2021 global sales of platforms, excluding disposables, will increase by 12.1% per year, on average and sales of disposables are expected to grow by a strong 19.5% per year as procedure volume expands.
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