Although facial fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments being performed, a report entitled “Global Dermal Facial Fillers Market 2015 – 2019” has indicated that the amount of patients who decide to have various forms of this treatment performed will continue to rise even more by 2019.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gel treatments that are created either from synthetic or natural materials such as hyaluronic acid. These treatments are highly effective when it comes to treating deep lines, wrinkles and folds on the facial area. As a person’s skin ages, it loses its natural store of collagen, which in turn causes these to develop. The fillers are used to plump up the skin and help restore the lost collagen, while also helping the body to re-create its own natural collagen again. Patients who have these injections administered can expect the results thereof to last between 6 to 24 months, depending on the filler used, and treatments usually take no longer than about 40 minutes to perform.
Awareness of Medical Aesthetics Increasing
The report noted that one of the main reasons why instances of facial fillers will increase so sharply is because a large percentage of the population who are over 60 wants to remain looking young for as long as possible. An analyst from the team stated, “One major trend in this market is growing Importance of Medical Aesthetics. Aesthetics medicine is an evolving clinical field in the scientific research and healthcare domain. This field primarily involves the usage of minimally invasive cosmetic/surgical treatments to enhance a person’s satisfaction with their physical appearance.”
Growing Aging Population
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 2 billion of the world’s population will be over the age of 60 by the year 2050. The study findings went on to note that the growth of the facial filler market is directly proportional to the growing population of older people because their skin loses fluid and collagen as they grow older, which results in the development of wrinkles in the face and neck areas. It is expected that the market for facial fillers is going to increase at a little over 13% between now and 2019.
Cost is the Major Challenge
The report noted that the main factor affecting the amount of patients who have these treatments performed is the high cost of them, especially in developing countries. At present, prices for these treatments can range from as low as $400 and go up to more than $1,500 in some cases – depending on the treatment used. Some of the companies who are key players in the Global Dermal Facial Fillers Market include Allergan, Galderma, Merz Aesthetics, AQTIS Medical, Cynosure, Techderm, Cosmoderm, Regenerative Medical System, Suneva Medical, ColBar LifeScience, Bioha Laboratories, Laboratory Obvieline and Qufu Guanglong Biochem.
As popularity levels of facial fillers continue to increase, it is hoped that some of the treatments will become a little more affordable for the general population. However, regardless of the cost, these treatments have helped millions of patients to retain their youthful appearances for as long as possible.