The global teledermatology market size was exceeded at US$ 10.6 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach over US$ 67.43 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 20.4% from 2021 to 2030.
The global teledermatology market gained a rapid momentum in 2020 owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The growing demand for the convenient healthcare services and products among the global consumers is boosting the growth of the global teledermatology market. The rising adoption of the telehealth platforms among the global consumers has positively impacted the growth of the tele-dermatology market. Moreover, the growing prevalence of skin diseases and skin related problems is significantly fueling the demand for the tele-dermatology across the globe. As per the Global Burden of Skin Disease project, the skin disease is the fourth largest cause of non-fatal disease around the globe. Further, it is estimated that around 30% to 70% of the global population is suffering from various skin diseases. Thus, the growing burden of various skin diseases coupled with the rising adoption of the digital health platforms are the major factors behind the growth of the global market.
The rising number of smartphone users and growing penetration of internet across the globe is another important factor that boosts the adoption of the tele-dermatology platforms. According to the International Telecommunication Union, around 4 billion people have access to the internet and majority of them uses smartphones for using the internet. Furthermore, the rising penetration of the social media has boosted the investments by the top market players in the digital marketing and social media marketing to build large customer base. The increasing adoption of the telehealth among the consumers has boosted the availability of the dermatologists and the consultants on the teledermatology platforms. The proliferation of the digital technologies and the integration of the latest technologies like AI and data analytics are fueling the demand for the teledermatology platforms across the globe. Moreover, the development of favorable regulatory framework by the government in various countries regarding the use of telehealth platforms is expected to significantly drive the growth of the tele-dermatology market during the forecast period.
Scope of the Teledermatology Market
|Market Size In 2020||USD 10.6 Billion in 2020|
|Growth Rate from 2021 to 2030||CAGR of 20.4%|
|Revenue Projection by 2030||USD 67.43 Billion|
|Largest Market||North America|
|Fastest Growing Market||Asia Pacific|
|Forecast Period||2021 to 2030|
|Segments Covered||Type, Modality, End Use, Region|
|Companies Mentioned||Diagnosis, Honeywell Life Care Solutions, Philips Healthcare, AMD Global Telemedicine Inc., GE Healthcare, Aerotel Medical Systems, Click Diagnostics, Dermlink, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., McKesson Corporation|
Based on the type, the services segment was the dominating segment in 2020 and is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The teledermatology platforms reduce the wait time for various services of the dermatologists like consultations, monitoring, and education services. The lack of adequate number of dermatologists across the globe has fostered the adoption of the teledermatology, which significantly reduces wait time for the patients to receive the services. The conveniences associated with the virtual services have fostered the growth of the services segment in 2020. The growing awareness regarding the teledermatology platforms among the global consumers is expected to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.
The store-and-forward segment has garnering a market share of around 70% in 2020. This is attributed to the increased importance of the store-and-forward for capturing skin images properly. The images of skin become necessary in order to acquire accurate diagnosis and treatment.
The video conferencing segment is expected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period. The rising prevalence of acne, hair loss, and other skin related problems, the video conferencing with the dermatologists is preferred, which fuels the growth of this segment.
End User Insights
The healthcare units segment dominated the market with largest revenue share in 2020. The increased adoption of the teledermatology platforms in the hospitals and clinics has fueled the growth of the segment. The increased government investments in the adoption of digital technologies in the hospitals have augmented the demand for the teledermatology platforms in the hospitals.
The homecare segment is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. The rising disposable income, increased healthcare expenditure, and growing geriatric population are the major factors that are expected to drive the growth of the homecare segment in the forthcoming years.
The North America region accounted revenue USD 4.6 billion in 2020. The presence of several top market players such as MDLive and DermatologistsOnCall are fostering the demand for the tele-consultation services. The increased prevalence of various skin diseases in US has augmented the demand for the tele-dermatology. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne affects around 50 million people annually and it is the most common skin condition. Atopic dermatitis affects around 10% population in US and around 80 million people are affected with hair loss problems. Therefore, the increased prevalence of skin problems coupled with the increased healthcare expenditure and improved access to healthcare facilities has fostered the growth of the tele-dermatology market in North America.
Asia Pacific is estimated to be the most opportunistic market during the forecast period. The rising government initiatives to enhance the healthcare sector and the rising adoption of telehealth and telemedicine are the major factors that drive the growth of the tele-dermatology market in Asia Pacific. Moreover, the rising penetration of internet and the favorable government policies regarding telehealth and reimbursements is expected to drive the growth of the market.
Key Market Developments
In April 2020, Sakhiya Skin Clinic introduced skin care treatment through tele-dermatology platforms which is free of cost. This will boost the adoption of tele-dermatology among the consumers in India.
In June 2021, Hims& Hers acquired Apostrophe, a dermatology start-up. This acquisition will improve Hims& Hers to offer personalized dermatology services to the consumers.
In March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NITI Aayog introduced an official guideline for the use of telemedicine, in India. This will foster the adoption and growth of the tele-dermatology platforms in India.
The various developmental strategies like acquisition and new product launches with latest and innovative features fosters market growth and offers lucrative growth opportunities to the market players.
Some of the prominent players in the global teledermatology market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
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