Phototherapy equipment market: Contributing towards change in the treatment pattern of severe skin diseases

Posted On Mar, 03, 2017

Skin care diseases are growing to a large extent throughout the world with rise in pollution and ultraviolet rays. Psoriasis and eczema are considered as one of the major concerns pertaining to skin diseases. Acne is also another skin related problem, which disturbs the esthetic appeal of people, especially women. In order to combat such skin disorders, major companies are engaging into the manufacturing of technologically advanced products through phototherapy treatment. Psoriasis has affected nearly 7.5 million people in the U.S. in 2016, according to American Academy of Dermatology. They also reported that plaque psoriasis affects nearly 80% of all cases. Such a huge population base suffering from psoriasis is expected to trigger high demand for phototherapy equipment in the coming years.

Phototherapy treatment has also proved to be useful for acne related problems. Ultraviolet light technology is used to treat acne. High-intensity blue light is very effective in destroying the acne bacteria. This kind of treatment benefits the patient in reducing inflammation and making the skin pigmentation even.

Global phototherapy equipment market share, by region, 2016

Phototherapy Equipment Market

Phototherapy equipment are also very useful in treating neonatal jaundice. Newborns are often affected with jaundice and in most of the cases it increases after third day of their life. According to a recent study, jaundice affects more than 13 million babies annually, out of them, 9 million are from developing countries. Newborn babies in developing countries lack access to effective phototherapy treatment due to lack of awareness. Many a time, these babies tend to develop neurological disability throughout their lifetime. Hence, phototherapy treatment with high-intensity blue light technology has emerged as an effective treatment in curing such kind of disease among neonates.

There is a growing emergence of advanced technology in phototherapy equipment to treat skin related disorders. Such growing technology has led to changing trend of using fluorescent lamps to LED lights for phototherapy treatment. LED lights are more advantageous with respect to its high-intensity and requirement of less maintenance. Moreover, these devices are cost-effective and have a long-lasting effect. Recent studies have also identified advanced phototherapy devices with safe and effective technology to treat difficult areas such as scalp psoriasis. Hence, growing technological improvements in the field of phototherapy has stimulated better healthcare services and convenient treatment process for chronic skin diseases.

In addition, increased application of phototherapy for home-use is also on rise due to its ease in the treatment procedure and patient satisfaction. Patients in remote areas with limited access to hospitals are mostly benefitted with the home-based phototherapy units.

North American region has a huge penetration of phototherapy equipment. This is due to the huge awareness levels among the U.S. population related to advanced technologies for skin care treatment. Moreover, rising prevalence of acne in this region is further supporting the growth of the market. Asia Pacific is expected to show lucrative growth rate in the near future due to the rising prevalence of psoriasis among the Indian population. With huge penetration of price sensitive people in this country, the demand for LED phototherapy equipment is further expected to rise in the coming years.

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