Global Acne Treatment Market is anticipated to show an impressive CAGR and an exclusive growth in the forecast period of 2022-2026. The market has shown a steady growth in the historical years, 2016-2020. Owing to the major growth factors like rising teenage population, increasing issues of acne problems, and availability of the treatment the market may grow many folds in the future. Acne treatments are conducted for the skin complications where, dead cells, dirt, and pollutants accumulate in the hair follicles present on the skin thereby clogging them in the presence of oil. These skin conditions often are found on the skin surfaces that contains large number of oil glands, like face, upper-chest and upper back.

The global acne treatment market is tending toward growth owing to the increasing pollution levels. With increasing industrialization and growing number of vehicles, the factors are directly affecting the dirt, dust and pollution levels. With everyday exposure to these pollutants, and lifestyle choices, unhealthy eating habits, preference to pain less aesthetic combination therapy procedure, among others are supporting the growth of the market for the next five years.

Global acne treatment market is segmented by therapeutic class, formulation, type, acne type, distribution channel, regional distribution and competitive landscape. Based on therapeutic class, the market is further fragmented into retinoids, antibiotics, hormonal drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, chemical peels and others. Antibiotics are expected to grow to the largest share while dominating the market on account of increased approval for the treatment and its property of managing the acne exudate efficiently. Retinoids are also accepted for the treatment of acne and its shares are expected to grow fastest in the next five years, following its increased manufacture and distribution in the market.

Based on acne type the market if further categorized into cystic acne, postsurgical/wound acne, comedonal acne, and inflammatory acne. Inflammatory acne is anticipated to dominate the market in next five years. Cases on inflammatory acne is increasing and it holds the largest market share. Inflammatory acne is the skin condition when clogging in deep into the skin and the conditions worsen if the bacterial infection fosters in these lesions making the affected skin region red and swelled up. Cystic acne is the worse type of acne owing to the method of treatment required. This type of acne can only be removed surgically which is often found to be heavily affected by bacterial infection.

Some of the major competitors in the market are Novan Inc., Vyome Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., BioPharmX Corporation, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Hegde & Hegde Pharmaceutica LLP, Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Cipla Ltd., Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, Stiefel Laboratories Inc., Galderma S.A., Lumenis Ltd., Cutera, Inc., Alma Lasers Ltd, among others. The companies are focusing on extensive research and developments activities to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include formation of alliances and partnerships.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2016 – 2019

Base Year: 2020

Estimated Year: 2021

Forecast Period: 2022 – 2026

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze the historical growth of the market size of global acne treatment market from 2016 to 2019.
  • To estimate and forecast the market size of global acne treatment market from 2020 to 2026 and growth rate until 2026. 
  • To classify and forecast global acne treatment market based on therapeutic class, formulation, type, acne type, distribution channel, regional distribution and competitive landscape.
  • To identify dominant region or segment in the global acne treatment market.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global acne treatment market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global acne treatment market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in global acne treatment market.
  • To identify key sustainable strategies adopted by market players in global acne treatment market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers, suppliers, and distribution channels across the country. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufactures who could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufactures, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of global acne treatment market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Anti-acne drug manufacturers, end users, service providers and other stakeholders
  • Distributers and suppliers of acne treatment products and other stakeholders
  • Organizations, forums, and alliances related to acne treatment market   
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as vendors, suppliers, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global acne treatment market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Global Acne Treatment Market, By Therapeutic Class:
    • Retinoids
    • Antibiotics
    • Hormonal Drugs
    • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    • Chemical Peels
    • Others
  • Global Acne Treatment Market, By Formulation:
    • Topical Medications
    • Oral Medications
    • Injectables
  • Global Acne Treatment Market, By Type:
    • Prescription Medicines
    • Over-The-Counter Medicines
  • Global Acne Treatment Market, By Acne Type:
    • Cystic Acne
    • Postsurgical/Wound Acne
    • Comedonal Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
  • Global Acne Treatment Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Hospitals
    • Retail Stores
    • Pharmacies & Drug Stores
    • E-Commerce
  • Global Acne Treatment Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global acne treatment market.

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Company Information

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on Global Acne Treatment Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

6.    Global Acne Treatment Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Therapeutic Class (Retinoids, Antibiotics, Hormonal Drugs, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Chemical Peels and Others)

6.2.2.     By Formulation (Topical Medications, Oral Medications and Injectables)

6.2.3.     By Type (Prescription Medicines and Over-The-Counter Medicines)

6.2.4.     By Acne Type (Cystic Acne, Postsurgical/Wound Acne, Comedonal Acne, Inflammatory Acne)

6.2.5.     By Distribution Channel (Hospitals, Retail Stores, Pharmacies & Drug Stores, and E-Commerce)

6.2.6.     By Company (2020)

6.2.7.     By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa)

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    North America Acne Treatment Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Therapeutic Class

7.2.2.     By Formulation

7.2.3.     By Type

7.2.4.     By Acne Type

7.2.5.     By Distribution Channel

7.2.6.     By Country (United States; Canada; Mexico)

7.3.  North America: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     United States Acne Treatment Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

7.3.1.2.2.             By Formulation

7.3.1.2.3.             By Type

7.3.1.2.4.             By Acne Type

7.3.1.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

7.3.2.     Canada Acne Treatment Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

7.3.2.2.2.             By Formulation

7.3.2.2.3.             By Type

7.3.2.2.4.             By Acne Type

7.3.2.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

7.3.3.     Mexico Acne Treatment Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

7.3.3.2.2.             By Formulation

7.3.3.2.3.             By Type

7.3.3.2.4.             By Acne Type

7.3.3.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

8.    Europe Acne Treatment Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Therapeutic Class

8.2.2.     By Formulation

8.2.3.     By Type

8.2.4.     By Acne Type

8.2.5.     By Distribution Channel

8.2.6.     By Country (France; Germany; UK; Italy; Spain)

8.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     France Acne Treatment Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

8.3.1.2.2.             By Formulation

8.3.1.2.3.             By Type

8.3.1.2.4.             By Acne Type

8.3.1.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.2.     Germany Acne Treatment Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

8.3.2.2.2.             By Formulation

8.3.2.2.3.             By Type

8.3.2.2.4.             By Acne Type

8.3.2.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.3.     United Kingdom Acne Treatment Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

8.3.3.2.2.             By Formulation

8.3.3.2.3.             By Type

8.3.3.2.4.             By Acne Type

8.3.3.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.4.     Italy Acne Treatment Market Outlook

8.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1.             By Value

8.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

8.3.4.2.2.             By Formulation

8.3.4.2.3.             By Type

8.3.4.2.4.             By Acne Type

8.3.4.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.5.     Spain Acne Treatment Market Outlook

8.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1.             By Value

8.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

8.3.5.2.2.             By Formulation

8.3.5.2.3.             By Type

8.3.5.2.4.             By Acne Type

8.3.5.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

9.    Asia-Pacific Acne Treatment Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Therapeutic Class

9.2.2.     By Formulation

9.2.3.     By Type

9.2.4.     By Acne Type

9.2.5.     By Distribution Channel

9.2.6.     By Country (China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia)

9.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

9.3.1.     China Acne Treatment Market Outlook

9.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.1.1.1.             By Value

9.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.1.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

9.3.1.2.2.             By Formulation

9.3.1.2.3.             By Type

9.3.1.2.4.             By Acne Type

9.3.1.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

9.3.2.     India Acne Treatment Market Outlook

9.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.2.1.1.             By Value

9.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.2.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

9.3.2.2.2.             By Formulation

9.3.2.2.3.             By Type

9.3.2.2.4.             By Acne Type

9.3.2.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

9.3.3.     Japan Acne Treatment Market Outlook

9.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.3.1.1.             By Value

9.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.3.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

9.3.3.2.2.             By Formulation

9.3.3.2.3.             By Type

9.3.3.2.4.             By Acne Type

9.3.3.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

9.3.4.     South Korea Acne Treatment Market Outlook

9.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.4.1.1.             By Value

9.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.4.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

9.3.4.2.2.             By Formulation

9.3.4.2.3.             By Type

9.3.4.2.4.             By Acne Type

9.3.4.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

9.3.5.     Australia Acne Treatment Market Outlook

9.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.5.1.1.             By Value

9.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.5.2.1.             By Therapeutic Class

9.3.5.2.2.             By Formulation

9.3.5.2.3.             By Type

9.3.5.2.4.             By Acne Type

9.3.5.2.5.             By Distribution Channel

10.  Middle East and Africa Acne Treatment Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Therapeutic Class

10.2.2.  By Formulation

10.2.3.  By Type

10.2.4.  By Acne Type

10.2.5.  By Distribution Channel

10.2.6.  By Country (UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa)

10.3.              MEA: Country Analysis

10.3.1.  South Africa Acne Treatment Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Therapeutic Class

10.3.1.2.2.           By Formulation

10.3.1.2.3.           By Type

10.3.1.2.4.           By Acne Type

10.3.1.2.5.           By Distribution Channel

10.3.2.  Saudi Arabia Acne Treatment Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Therapeutic Class

10.3.2.2.2.           By Formulation

10.3.2.2.3.           By Type

10.3.2.2.4.           By Acne Type

10.3.2.2.5.           By Distribution Channel

10.3.3.  UAE Acne Treatment Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Therapeutic Class

10.3.3.2.2.           By Formulation

10.3.3.2.3.           By Type

10.3.3.2.4.           By Acne Type

10.3.3.2.5.           By Distribution Channel

11.  South America Acne Treatment Market Outlook

11.1.              Market Size & Forecast

11.1.1.  By Value

11.2.              Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.  By Therapeutic Class

11.2.2.  By Formulation

11.2.3.  By Type

11.2.4.  By Acne Type

11.2.5.  By Distribution Channel

11.2.6.  By Country (Brazil; Argentina; Colombia)

11.3.              South America: Country Analysis

11.3.1.  Brazil Acne Treatment Market Outlook

11.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

11.3.1.1.1.           By Value

11.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

11.3.1.2.1.           By Therapeutic Class

11.3.1.2.2.           By Formulation

11.3.1.2.3.           By Type

11.3.1.2.4.           By Acne Type

11.3.1.2.5.           By Distribution Channel

11.3.2.  Argentina Acne Treatment Market Outlook

11.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

11.3.2.1.1.           By Value

11.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

11.3.2.2.1.           By Therapeutic Class

11.3.2.2.2.           By Formulation

11.3.2.2.3.           By Type

11.3.2.2.4.           By Acne Type

11.3.2.2.5.           By Distribution Channel

11.3.3.  Colombia Acne Treatment Market Outlook

11.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

11.3.3.1.1.           By Value

11.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

11.3.3.2.1.           By Therapeutic Class

11.3.3.2.2.           By Formulation

11.3.3.2.3.           By Type

11.3.3.2.4.           By Acne Type

11.3.3.2.5.           By Distribution Channel

12.  Market Dynamics

12.1.              Drivers

12.2.              Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Competitive Landscape

14.1.              Competition Outlook

14.2.              Global Players Profiled (Leading Companies)

14.2.1.  Novan Inc.

14.2.2.  Vyome Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.

14.2.3.  Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

14.2.4.  BioPharmX Corporation

14.2.5.  Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

14.2.6.  Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

14.2.7.  Hegde & Hegde Pharmaceutica LLP

14.2.8.  Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

14.2.9.  Cipla Ltd.

14.2.10.                Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited

14.2.11.                Stiefel Laboratories Inc.

14.2.12.                Galderma S.A.

14.2.13.                Lumenis Ltd.

14.2.14.                Cutera, Inc.

14.2.15.                Alma Lasers Ltd.

15.  Strategic Recommendations

16.  About Us & Disclaimer

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