NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The unmet needs in the medical aesthetics market currently reside in hair growth, skin tightening and texture, and acne device-based technologies, according to researchers here at a session on medical innovation in aesthetics.
“Hair growth was an $87 billion market last year and most of it is over-the-counter, but we have no medical advancements,” Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, director of clinical research in dermatology at University of California, Irvine, said at the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum. “For many patients, it’s OK for your face and your chest to wrinkle, but it’s not OK for your hair to fall out.”
She added that 70% of patients with hair concerns who visit her practice are women.
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