The global aesthetic threads market size was valued at USD 132.4 million in 2022. It is expected to reach USD 261.1 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.84% during the forecast period (2023–2031).
The term "Aesthetic Thread" refers to a synthetic fiber widely used in medical fields such as general surgery and cardiology. In addition to lifting sagging skin, aesthetic thread helps to encourage the production of new collagen. Aesthetic threads are one of the most popular and successful non-surgical techniques for lifting and tightening sagging, loose skin tissues and removing small pockets of fat from the lower face and body. However, the thread lifts the last one typically to three years compared to other facelift procedures.
The supply and demand for minimally invasive medical aesthetic treatments have significantly increased in recent years. Recent procedures, such as thread lifts, have gained popularity because they are well-known to be efficient and require little recovery time. Patients' desires for a quick recovery are met by minimally invasive procedures, which shorten the hospitalization length. Due to its effectiveness and low risk, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become the gold standard in the healthcare sector. It is a method of performing a medical operation that is secure, practical, and beneficial to patients.
In addition, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that since 2000, non-minimally invasive facial aesthetic treatments have increased by about 237%. According to the same source, approximately 13.4 million and 1.1 million minimally invasive procedures were carried out on male and female patients in the United States, respectively, in 2019. The vast potential of the market for aesthetic threads in the upcoming years is thus indicated by the rise in these minimally invasive procedures. The international market for aesthetic threads is driven by the differences in benefits between minimally invasive surgery and conventional surgical procedures.
The thread-lift procedure has gained popularity for lifting the brow, midface, jowls, and neck and is credited with the benefits listed above. In some countries, these quick procedures are known as "lunchtime facelifts" because they can be completed during a busy worker's lunch break. These elements make such procedures extremely valuable because they produce positive results quickly, drawing in a large global consumer base and driving the market. The thread lift procedure takes less time than a traditional surgical facelift because it does not require deep tissue manipulation or incisions. Following a thread lift procedure, there is little downtime. As a result, the global market for aesthetic threads is expanding due to how quick thread lift procedures are.
Around the world, many backyard parlors and beauty salons brazenly perform cosmetic surgeries, leading to a wide range of skin and health issues among patients. Due to the low cost of these cosmetic procedures, which unregistered doctors carry out, most patients choose to have them. Many people in low-income countries choose less expensive treatments provided by unregistered practitioners because they cannot afford more expensive ones. Imports of illegal goods are made possible by countries' lax regulatory systems. This factor influences people's preference for cosmetic procedures done by unlicensed doctors. However, these unregistered practitioners have adverse effects that cause people to experience serious health issues, limiting the market’s growth under study.
One of the newest trends in cosmetic surgery is the use of body and facial skin-lifting threads. Little cones on the threads grab the tissue. They also promote collagen production in the body to continue improving over time. The number of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures performed on women has recently increased. Their popularity has grown over the past few years, accelerating the growth of fashionable threads. Patients who have undergone facial procedures like anti-aging, face lifting, and face rejuvenation have become more prevalent. The demand for products made with aesthetic threads has been fueled partly by the steadily growing patient population.
Additionally, the administration of cosmetic threads is unregulated, mainly in Europe and Asia, allowing nurses and general practitioners to carry out these procedures. The practitioners performing these procedures may need to gain the necessary clinical experience, even though their widespread availability increases patient availability. Therefore, manufacturers are providing extensive training programs to support the use of their cosmetic thread products. For instance, Empire Medica Training Inc. provides Aesthetic PDO Thread Lift Certification Training for Barbed Sutures Application for the Face and Body. Further, Derma Medical launched the 2018 PDO Thread Lift Training Course in London, concentrating on modern methods to refresh the aging face. This has created a massive opportunity for market expansion.
The global aesthetic threads market is segmented by product type and application.
Based on product type, the global aesthetic threads market is bifurcated into suspension and rejuvenating threads.
The suspension thread segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.96% during the forecast period. Suspension thread involves a minimally invasive surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation, with a lower risk of complications, a short procedure and recovery times, and effectiveness in correcting ptosis and aging characteristics. Due to these benefits, many specialists have chosen the suspension threads technique over other aesthetic surgeries. To achieve better results with facial rejuvenation, suspension thread techniques are frequently combined with conventional rhytidectomy incisions. Suspension sutures allow for linear closures, prevent the tenting of tissue across concavities, prevent the distortion of free margins, and fix the closure line where cosmetic units meet. Suspension sutures manipulate surface contours to resemble the folds and curves of the face naturally by rerouting tension. The segment will grow more quickly due to the numerous advantages these products offer.
Reviving thread lifts are an excellent way to revive and restore youthful contours to the brows, cheeks, jowls, and neck. They can also be used to restore a youthful tone to parts of the body, such as the breasts, buttocks, and upper arms, which are prone to volume loss and sagging due to aging, poor muscle tone, and weight loss. PDO (polydioxanone) is a common substance used to renew threads. PDO thread is a practical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that tightens and lifts sagging skin by stimulating collagen production. Multiple tiny polydioxanones (PDO) threads are inserted into the skin's subcutaneous layer as part of this lifting technique. A vectorial network is formed during implantation, supporting the underlying tissue. Silhouette Soft is one of the novel products in a reviving thread. The main ingredient in Silhouette Soft, poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), aids in the slower absorption of the thread. As a result, the market for rejuvenating threads is expanding due to rising aesthetic consciousness and the introduction of new technologies in them.
Based on the application, the global aesthetic threads market is bifurcated into facelifts, skin rejuvenation, and ptosis.
The facelift segment owns the highest market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.05% during the forecast period. The skin, muscles, bones, and fat that make up the facial structure change as we age, leading to a loss of elasticity, volume, and softness. The sagging around the cheeks and jawline can be lessened with a safe, practical procedure called a thread facelift. Skin and facial tissue are subtly repositioned and held in place using special, transparent threads. There is less risk and inconvenience than with more traditional procedures, and noticeable results can be seen almost immediately. A Thread Facelift is frequently combined with fat injections or injectable fillers to improve outcomes. The thread lift is an alternative to a traditional surgical facelift because it does not require incisions or deep-tissue manipulation. Compared to facelift surgery, receiving filler-like substances is a much simpler process for the patient. For many patients, the significantly shorter recovery time associated with thread lifts is the most significant benefit over surgical facelifts. Therefore, the market is anticipated to expand during the forecast period due to the rising trend of facelift applications and an aging population.
Skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body can be caused by the sun, skin conditions, aging, and even heredity. These include pigmentation changes like freckles, sunspots, or prominent blood vessels and textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars. Additionally, the skin may become less firm, toned, and radiant than it was when it was younger. Treat the various facets of skin damage; various treatment modalities are available. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the entire face, as well as those that form areas of the face, such as the upper lip and the area around the eyes, can be improved with aesthetic threads. These procedures can also treat pigmentation issues like age and sun spots and lessen the visibility of acne scars and other skin conditions. The market is anticipated to expand in the coming years due to the accessibility of skin rejuvenation procedures and the aging population.
The global aesthetic threads market is segmented by region: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.
North America is the most significant revenue contributor and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.72% during the forecast period. Patients are seeking minor and subtle procedures as the trends in the U.S. move toward more natural-looking aesthetic outcomes. The market for professional cosmetics and salon services may be to blame for this. The market is positively impacted by several factors, including product technological advancement, rising awareness of aesthetic procedures, rising adoption of minimally invasive treatments, and an increase in the number of older adults in the nation. Market participants are concentrating on new product launches to increase their market share in the local market. Therefore, it is anticipated that all the factors above will fuel the country's market growth during the forecast period.
Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.52% during the forecast period. The French market is expanding due to rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries and an increase in cosmetic procedures. A minimally invasive, financially viable alternative to a surgical facelift is increasingly in demand due to favorable demographics. The development of the next-generation cosmetic thread market in France has been fueled by pervasive high aesthetic consciousness. Natural ptosis (sagging skin) on the neck, face, and other body parts can be treated with cosmetic threads. The different aesthetic treatments already on the market, such as botulinum toxin-A (BTX), dermal fillers, or other aesthetic energy-based treatments, were unable to address the need that these procedures fill. One of the main factors influencing the growth of the aesthetic thread market in France is the technological advancements in threads that produce long-lasting results, which aid in the transition from traditional facelifts to thread lifting.
The cosmetics industry in China is flourishing and has recently emerged as one of the most exciting business sectors in the nation. Although these procedures are becoming more and more common among Chinese people, most people still need clarification about the skill of the service providers. According to plastic surgeon Yu Haifeng, facelift surgeries are increasingly common and accepted in China. The neighboring nations, like Japan, where these procedures are standard, have influenced this trend. In China, a medical skin rejuvenation technique called gold thread implantation—which involves inserting a fine gold wire beneath the skin—is in use. The adoption rate of aesthetic threads in China is fueled by South Korean experts giving hands-on training on the most recent non-surgical facelifts online. For many years, IMCAS congresses have been held in China, which has greatly aided in adopting cutting-edge technologies for aesthetic procedures. In the future, it is anticipated that the China Beauty Expo in Shanghai, the ADF, and PCD Shanghai 2018 will expand the market for aesthetic threads in China.
Six nations comprise the GCC: Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Growing geriatric populations increased non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and rising demand for minimally invasive procedures all contribute to the market's expansion. Thread lifting is increasing in popularity in the United Arab Emirates, and more and more women are choosing this wrinkle treatment today because of the quicker and more comfortable recovery. As a result of the factors above, the market is anticipated to grow at a healthy rate over the predicted time frame.
The Brazilian market is anticipated to experience significant growthover the forecast period. The main factors driving the regional market expansion are the rising preference for minimally invasive surgeries and the less time-consuming procedures linked to aesthetic threads. Brazil is the most populous country in South America and has one of the largest cosmetic markets in the world. Based on data from the 2019 International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. After the United States, Brazil has the second-highest plastic surgery usage worldwide. Less regulation of plastic surgery than in the US, lower procedure costs, and Brazil's fastest-growing economy are a few factors thought to be responsible for the boom in aesthetic procedures in that country. These elements are anticipated to fuel market expansion overall. As a result, the Brazilian market is expected to grow steadily throughout the forecast period.
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