Sales in the professional skin care segment have grown 15% during the past five years to $500 million, compared to 5.4% growth in the traditional market, as reported by Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ in the report, “The U.S. professional skin care market 2003.” Media exposure has influenced growth, especially clinical brands marketing by dermatologists. Sales have also been indirectly impacted by the reality TV craze.
“Shows like Extreme Makeover or The Swan have sparked people’s desire to improve their physical appearance, but not everyone is willing to undergo surgery or Botox shots to do it,” explained Lenka Contreras, vice president, Kline’s Consumer Products Practice.
Also in the past five years, days spas, destination spas, medi-spas, dermatologists and other medical care providers have started offering various treatments. More info: (973) 435-3407; Website: www.klinegroup.com/y562.htm.