The Cosmetic Laser and Energy Based Markets in China

(Hair removal, skin renewal, skin rejuvenation, acne, tattoos, veins, lesions, scars, aesthetic, cosmedical, medicalized beauty, elective, laser, beauty, salons, spas, medspas, hospitals.)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

REPORT STRUCTURE 7
SECTION 1 - SUMMARY 10
TABLE 1 Cosmetic laser/energy market in China 10
Market covered in report 10
Estimates of number of businesses? 10
The only certainty is growth 11
A two-tier market 11
Skin care leads laser services 11
Consumers technology friendly 11
Lasers cannibalize other markets 12
One negative – the low quality segment 12
Currency 12
Date of publication 12
SECTION 2 – COSMETIC LASER / ENERGY BASED SERVICES 13
Market covered in report 13
TABLE 2 Cosmetic laser/energy - the leading procedures 13
Skin care leading service 13
Other procedures 14
SECTION 3 - MARKET SIZE (ESTIMATES) AND STRUCTURE 15
Quantifying a fragmented market - problems 15
Offshoot of cosmetic surgery 15
Reference points – size of cosmetic surgery in other countries 16
TABLE 3 Estimates of hospitals and beauty salons 16
Number “significant” players in laser 17
Numbers of procedures 17
Hospitals as cosmetic laser providers 17
The top hospitals in cosmetic laser 18
Beijing hospitals (example data conflict) 18
Salons as cosmetic laser providers 18
Salons that provide quality cosmetic laser services 18
TABLE 4 Two markets in China – “quality” and “other” 19
Quality segment of cosmetic laser market 19
Foreign consumers 19
Unlicensed are unfair (and dangerous) competition 20
Unlicensed a barrier to beauty industry development 20
Shake out in pipeline? 20
Consumers migrate to quality 21
Licensing standards upheld 21
Unregulated beauty market – how big is it? 21
Consumer complaints – beauty market third-ranked 22
China not unique 22
SECTION 4 - MARKET TRENDS / VARIATIONS, DRIVERS 23
Extremely confident of a blockbuster future 23
TABLE 5 Cosmetic laser market annual growth, historical and forecast 23
The expert sample 24
Drivers in the cosmetic laser market 24
Economy and demographics 24
Geographical concentration of consumers 25
Regional development sustains growth 25
Official policy 26
Technological and industry developments 26
Lasers are in line with consumer lifestyles 26
Do-it-for-me beauty options 26
Falling costs 27
Technology driver growth (quotes) 27
Promotion of beauty products and skin care products 28
Improved distribution structure 28
Role of market leaders 28
The quality product segment 29
Consumer attitudes and characteristics 29
Technology in line with consumer lifestyles 29
Young consumers are technology friendly 30
Market has the advantages of the late starter 30
Social (and career) importance of appearance 30
New consumer segments - men, older people 31
SECTION 5 - BUSINESS MENUS IN COSMETIC LASER SERVICE PROVIDERS 32
TABLE 6 Breakdown of company revenues (%) cosmetic laser and other services 32
Cosmetic laser and other business 33
Cosmetic laser services ranked 33
Laser skin care 33
TABLE 7 Cosmetic laser skin care, (%) revenues by category 33
Blemish free skin 34
Skin care - consumers, culture, climate 34
Laser hair removal 34
New hair removal technology for new consumers 35
Longer lasting but not permanent? 35
TABLE 8 Cosmetic laser HR, (%) by body part 35
TABLE 9 Service menus (examples) 36
SECTION 6 - CONSUMER PROFILES 37
TABLE 10 Client profiles gender and age cosmetic laser services 37
Age of consumers diversifies 37
Younger consumers 38
Program duration 38
TABLE 11 Cosmetic laser, skin care - duration of program / number of visits 38
TABLE 12 Cosmetic laser, HR - duration of visit by body part treated 39
TABLE 13 Cosmetic laser - payment methods accepted 39
Financing 39
Direct debit 40
Prices posted not always transparent 40
SECTION 7- COSMETIC LASER EQUIPMENT, ORIGIN OF, BRANDS 41
Imports versus domestic brands 41
Quality segments - different views 41
Experts’ comments on equipment 42
Quality suppliers restrict sales to selected businesses 42
Competition squeezes margins in cosmetic laser businesses 42
Origin of cosmetic laser equipment handled 43
Use of imports overstated? 43
TABLE 14 Cosmetic laser brands used 44
SECTION 8 – COSMETIC LASER SERVICE PROVIDERS 45
TABLE 15 Number of businesses identified in CL and related services 45
TABLE 16 Top laser service providers (11 companies) 46
Other cosmetic laser providers identified 46
TABLE 17 Beauty salons/spas that offer cosmetic laser 47
Criteria used to identify top companies 47
Comments on selected top companies 47
Reputation for quality 48
Celebrity or media status 48
Companies and links with top research centres 49
Companies contribute to industry development 49
Foreign investors develop the sector 49
Benchmarks – size of cosmetic laser businesses (m2, staff) 50
Benchmarks - numbers of surgical procedures/patients 50
SECTION 9 – COMPANY NAMES, PROFILES / ADDRESS 51
TABLE 18 Cosmetic laser service providers identified (73 names) 51
TABLE 18 (continued) 52
Company profiles (38 names) 54
SECTION 10 – COSMETIC LASER SERVICE PRICES 72
TABLE 19 Typical cosmetic laser service prices (CNY) 73
TABLE 20 Typical laser/energy skin care prices (CNY) 73
TABLE 21 Typical laser hair removal prices (CNY) 73
SECTION 11 – DATA ISSUES, DATA SOURCES, AND LASER-RELATED MARKETS (HOSPITALS AND BEAUTY SALONS) 75
Hard to capture market 75
Data sources in brief 76
The health care and hospital sector in China 76
TABLE 22 Hospital grades and jurisdictions in China 77
TABLE 23 Hospital grades and units in each grade 78
TABLE 24 Health institutions (units) and companies in China 78
TABLE 25 Hospitals (units) profit / not for profit 79
TABLE 26 Health care sector Beijing 79
TABLE 27 Health care sector Shanghai (2004) 80
Cosmetic surgeons China 2007 80
TABLE 28 Laser industry in China, 2005 (value) 80
The beauty economy and beauty salon market 80
TABLE 29 Salon market (size historical) 81
TABLE 30 Salon distribution by ownership 82
TABLE 31 Salon employee profiles 82
TABLE 32 Salon employee training / education levels 82
Tighter regulations for beauty salons/spas will raise standards 83
Regulations for beauty salons/spas (details of) 83
SECTION 12 - EXPERT SAMPLE 85
Data sources 85
Criteria for choosing interviewees 85
TABLE 33 Expert sample profiled 86
TABLE 34 Expert sample, business expertise and industry links 86
Medical specialists 86
Nationwide perspective 87 Aware of industry and international developments 87
Consumer expertise 87
SECTION 13 – COUNTRY DATA (SELECTED) 89
TABLE 35 China labour force 89
TABLE 36a China population, (%) by age structure (i) 89
TABLE 36b China population, (%) by age structure (ii) 89
SECTION 14 – PROMOTIONAL SUMMARY – THE COSMETIC LASER AND ENERGY BASED MARKETS IN CHINA 2008 90
SECTION 15 - NOTES ON TERMINOLOGY AND GLOSSARY 92
Note on terminology (laser) 92
Symbols used in tables 92
Report formats 92
INDEX OF COMPANIES, BRANDS, SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (REGULATORY, TRADE, PROFESSIONAL)


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