We get excited this time of year, simply because we’re anxious to see what trends and possibilities the new year brings to our industry. It’s a good time for the laser therapy industry: The economy is strong. Unemployment levels are lower than they have been in years. The conservatism that was apparent in the earlier part of the decade has relaxed considerably. Consumers are spending money.
Some laser therapy treatments are here to stay, such as skin tightening and removal for scars, acne and hair (in fact, we expect more folks will indulge). And the procedures for which are ever evolving for the better.
There are some interesting trends and cutting edge things happening. Here are five things on tap for 2018.
1. Laser therapy patients are getting younger…
We’re seeing the clientele for laser therapy becoming younger, which means younger people are taking a proactive approach to laser procedures. An increasing number of women and men, aged anywhere between in their early 20s and mid-30s, are looking to prolong or avoid lines and wrinkles that come with age. Playing a role in younger clients seeking laser therapy solutions is the technology available that can give people an idea of how they’re expected to appear in 10 or 20 years.
2. …and more male
The numbers of men opting for laser treatment continues to grow for several reasons. Firstly, an increasing number of men want to appear younger in general — in the workplace or for career searching. Second, laser skin treatments are growing popular among men who are single/divorced men for the dating scene.
3. New custom procedures are always emerging
One trend we’re seeing is the combination of different types of treatments for one goal. For example, each client is unique and specific about their needs, about exactly what they want. Specialists, on the other hand are performing more unique and custom treatments, involving combinations to get the desire outcome.
4. Spike in tattoo removal
It could be an evening or weekend you may not quite remember, a breakup some years ago or simple regret, but laser therapy for tattoo removal is expected to grow even more popular.
5. More laser treatment machine rentals, less buys
Remaining relevant and current with the laser skin treatment industry is to remain level with the latest and best technology. The best way to achieve this is to rent the most cutting edge equipment — which Medical Laser Technology provides. Contact one of our laser therapy experts today at 1-800-905-LASER (5273) and discuss the possibilities.