South Korea Aesthetic Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The south Korea aesthetic devices market is segmented by Type of Device, by Application (Skin Resurfacing & Tightening, Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction, Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, Breast Augmentation, and Others ), and by End User

Market Snapshot

South Korea Aesthetic Devices Market 1
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 11.6 %

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Market Overview

The major factors for the growth of the South Korea aesthetic devices market include the rise in medical tourism in South Korea, technological advancement in devices, and an increasingly obese population

The lesser cost of treatment for medical aesthetic services compared to countries, like the United States, Japan, and China is one of the key driver for responsible for the growth of this market. Korea tourism organization also reports that there has been an increase in medical tourists pursuing plastic surgeries, like breast augmentation surgery, liposuction, facelifts, and others. South Korea is a country with the world’s highest rate of cosmetic surgery. This increasing trend is definitely going to boost the market for medical aesthetic devices in South Korea. Medical tourists in South Korea are majorly from China, the United States, Russia, Japan, and Mongolia. Generally, a facelift surgery in the United States is USD 10,000- 12000, whereas in South Korea it is nearly USD 2000–3000. Thus, owing to the rising medical tourism in South Korea the market is expected to witness a healthy growth over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, South Korea aesthetic devices market refers to medical devices that are used for various cosmetic procedures, which include plastic surgery, unwanted hair removal, excess fat removal, anti-ageing, aesthetic implants, skin tightening, etc., that are used for beautification, correction, and improvement of the body. The market is segmented by type of device, application, and end-user.

By Type of Device
Energy Based Aesthetic Device
Laser Based Aesthetic Device
Radiofrequency (RF) Based Aesthetic Device
Light Based Aesthetic Device
Ultrasound Aesthetic Device
Non Energy Based Aesthetic Device
Botulinum Toxin
Dermal Fillers and Aesthetic Threads
Chemical Peels
Other Aesthetic devices
By Application
Skin Resurfacing & Tightening
Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction
Hair Removal
Tattoo removal
Breast Augmentation
By End User
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Key Market Trends

Skin Resurfacing & Tightening is the Segment under Application and is Expected to Account for Largest Market Share during the Forecast Period

Older aged women opt for various types of looks enhancement procedures including Skin Resurfacing & Tightening to enhance their looks. Facelift, eyelids enhancements, face fat reposition, jaw bone reductions, skin resurfacing and tightening etc. are most common face features enhancements performed in South Korea. There are innovative and minimally invasive new methods doctors have developed in South Korea for skin resurfacing and tightening. 

Moreover, the demand for these procedures is expected to increase due to rising geriatric population in South Korea. As per a 2019 report by the United Nations, the percentage of population aged 65 years and above in South Korea is expected to increase from 15.1% in 2019 to 24.7% by 2030. This will boost the demand for Skin Resurfacing & Tightening procedures in the region, helping the market growth.


Competitive Landscape

The South Korea aesthetic devices market consist of both major and small companies. Most of the global market players are expanding their presence in South Korea through distributorship and partnership. Some of the players in the market are AbbiVe (Allergan Inc.), Alma Lasers, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Hologic Inc., Lumenis Inc., Sanuwave Health Inc., Sciton Inc., and Syneron Medical Ltd..

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rise in Medical Tourism in South Korea

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancement in Devices

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Obese Population

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Social Stigma Concerns

      2. 4.3.2 Poor Reimbursement Scenario

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type of Device

      1. 5.1.1 Energy Based Aesthetic Device

        1. Laser Based Aesthetic Device

        2. Radiofrequency (RF) Based Aesthetic Device

        3. Light Based Aesthetic Device

        4. Ultrasound Aesthetic Device

      2. 5.1.2 Non Energy Based Aesthetic Device

        1. Botulinum Toxin

        2. Dermal Fillers and Aesthetic Threads

        3. Chemical Peels

        4. Microdermabrasion

        5. Implants

        6. Other Aesthetic devices

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Skin Resurfacing & Tightening

      2. 5.2.2 Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction

      3. 5.2.3 Hair Removal

      4. 5.2.4 Tattoo removal

      5. 5.2.5 Breast Augmentation

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospital

      2. 5.3.2 Clinics

      3. 5.3.3 Home Settings


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 AbbVie Inc

      2. 6.1.2 Alma Lasers

      3. 6.1.3 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

      4. 6.1.4 Galderma S.A. (Nestle)

      5. 6.1.5 Cynosure

      6. 6.1.6 Johnson & Johnson

      7. 6.1.7 Lumenis Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Sanuwave Health Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Sciton Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Syneron Medical Ltd.,

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South Korea Aesthetic Devices Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The South Korea Aesthetic Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 11.6% over the next 5 years.

Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Lumenis Inc., Cynosure, Syneron Medical, AbbVie Inc (Allergan) are the major companies operating in South Korea Aesthetic Devices Market.

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