U.S. MARKETS FOR MEDICAL AND DENTAL LASER PRODUCTS

297 Pages | 70 Exhibits | 2002 Analysis | Forecasts Through 2006

OVERVIEW:
Since its advent more than three decades ago, the laser has emerged as a powerful, versatile, and indispensable tool in the practice of medicine and dentistry. Today, a wide variety of gas, liquid (dye), solid state, and diode lasers allow healthcare professionals to perform unique and previously unfeasible procedures to selectively modify, damage, or destroy targeted tissues. In 2001, the cumulative U.S. market for laser therapy products was estimated at more than $663 million.

This dynamic report from Medtech Insight includes analyses of technologies, products, current and forecast markets, competitors, and opportunities in the medical and dental laser products market.

Major topics include: aesthetic laser systems; cardiology-related laser systems; dental laser systems; developments in refractive laser technology; laser ablation for atrial fibrillation indications; laser systems for hair removal; laser systems for the management of vascular lesions; multipurpose surgical laser systems; ophthalmic laser systems; and transmyocardial revascularization lasers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

i. Aesthetic Laser Product Market
ii. Laser Systems for Cardiovascular Indications
iii. Ophthalmic Laser Product Market
iv. Dental Laser Product Market
v. Multipurpose Surgical Laser Product Market

Exhibit ES-1: Medical Laser Products, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit ES-2: 2001, Medical Laser Products Market, Share by Supplier 
Exhibit ES-3: Aesthetic Laser Products, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit ES-4: Cardiovascular Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit ES-5: Ophthalmic Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit ES-6: Dental Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit ES-7: Multipurpose Surgical Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
 
1. TECHNICAL AND CLINICAL OVERVIEW

1.1 Types of Medical Lasers
	1.1.1 Gas
	1.1.2 Liquid
	1.1.3 Solid-State
	1.1.4 Semiconductor or Diode
1.2 Tissue Interaction with Laser Light
	1.2.1 Photomechanical
	1.2.2 Photothermal
	1.2.3 Photochemical
1.3 Clinical Applications of Lasers and Scope of Report

Exhibit 1-1: Features of Selected Medical Lasers 
Exhibit 1-2: Thermal Effects of Laser Light on Live Tissues 
 
2. AESTHETIC LASER SYSTEMS

2.1 Laser-Based Treatment of Acquired and Age-Related Skin Defects
	2.1.1 Laser-Based Skin Resurfacing
		2.1.1.1 Nonablative Skin Resurfacing
		2.1.1.2 Procedure Volumes
	2.1.2 Tattoo Removal
		2.1.2.1 Laser-Based Systems for Tattoo Removal
		2.1.2.2 Procedure Volumes
	2.1.3 Blepharoplasty
		2.1.3.1 The Laser-Based Surgical Technique
		2.1.3.2 Procedure Volumes
2.2 Laser Systems for Removal of Unwanted Hair
	2.2.1 Traditional Temporary and Permanent Hair Removal
	2.2.2 Laser-Based Hair Removal
		2.2.2.1 Basic Physical Principles for Laser-Based Hair Removal
			2.2.2.1.1 Light and Hair Follicle Interaction
			2.2.2.1.2 Laser Systems Used in Hair Removal
		2.2.2.2 Optimal Conditions and Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
		2.2.2.3 Cost of Laser-Based Hair Removal
		2.2.2.4 Procedure Volumes
2.3 Laser Systems for the Management of Vascular Lesions
	2.3.1 Benign Vascular Conditions Treated by Dermatology Practitioners
		2.3.1.1 Laser-Based Treatment of Benign Vascular Lesions
			2.3.1.1.1 Laser Systems Used in Cutaneous Vascular Applications
			2.3.1.1.2 Procedure Volumes
2.4 Competitors and Products
2.5 Market Analysis
	2.5.1 Market Forecast
	2.5.2 Competitive Analysis

Exhibit 2-1: Advantages of Laser-Based Skin Resurfacing Compared to Conventional Treatment Regimens 
Exhibit 2-2: Comparative Clinical Performance of Selected Skin Resurfacing and Photorejuvenation Therapies 
Exhibit 2-3: Selected Facial Rejuvenating Techniques, Procedure Volumes, 1999-2001 
Exhibit 2-4: Facial Laser Resurfacing, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 2-5: Advantages and Disadvantages of Q-Switched Lasers in Tattoo Treatment 
Exhibit 2-6: Patients Treated for Tattoo Removal, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 2-7: Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser-Based Blepharoplasty Compared to Conventional Surgery 
Exhibit 2-8: Blepharoplasty, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 2-9: Technical Features of Selected Laser Systems for Hair Removal 
Exhibit 2-10: Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser-Based Hair Removal Compared to Conventional Electrolysis 
Exhibit 2-11: Laser-Based Hair Removal and Reduction, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 2-12: 2002, Selected Technical Features of Laser Systems for Benign Cutaneous Vascular Indications 
Exhibit 2-13: Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser-Based Management of Cutaneous Vascular Lesions Compared to Conventional Techniques 
Exhibit 2-14: Laser-Based Management of Cutaneous Vascular Lesions, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 2-15: 2002, Selected Aesthetic Laser Systems 
Exhibit 2-16: Aesthetic Laser Products, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 2-17: 2001, Aesthetic Lasers Products Market, Share by Supplier
 
3. LASER SYSTEMS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR APPLICATIONS

3.1 Current and Emerging Applications of Lasers in Cardiovascular Medicine
	3.1.1 Laser Angioplasty
		3.1.1.1 Competitors and Products
		3.1.1.2 Procedure Volumes
	3.1.2 Laser-Based Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Lead Removal
		3.1.2.1 Competitors and Products
		3.1.2.2 Procedure Volumes
	3.1.3 Transmyocardial Revascularization
		3.1.3.1 Competitors and Products
		3.1.3.2 Procedure Volumes
	3.1.4 Photoangioplasty
		3.1.4.1 Competitors and Products
		3.1.4.2 Procedure Volumes
	3.1.5 Laser Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Indications
		3.1.5.1 Competitors and Products
		3.1.5.2 Procedure Volumes
	3.1.6 Laser-Based Endovascular Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke
		3.1.6.1 Endovascular Thrombectomy
		3.1.6.2 Competitors and Products
3.2 Market Analysis
	3.2.1 Laser Angioplasty Systems Market Forecast
	3.2.2 Laser Lead Removal Systems Market Forecast
	3.2.3 Transmyocardial Revascularization Systems
		3.2.3.1 Market Forecast
		3.2.3.2 Competitive Analysis
	3.2.4 Photoangioplasty Laser Systems Market Forecast
	3.2.5 Arrhythmia Ablation Systems Market Forecast

Exhibit 3-1: 2002, Spectranetics' Laser Angioplasty Products 
Exhibit 3-2: Laser Angioplasty, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-3: Transvenous Lead Removal, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-4: 2002, Surgical and Percutaneous Myocardial Revascularization Systems 
Exhibit 3-5: Transmyocardial Revascularization, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-6: 2002, Photoangioplasty Systems 
Exhibit 3-7: Photoangioplasties, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-8: Laser-Based Surgical Arrhythmia Ablation, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-9: 2002, Cerebral Laser Thrombectomy Systems 
Exhibit 3-10: Cardiovascular Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-11: Laser-Based Angioplasty Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-12: Laser-Based Transvenous Lead Removal Products, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-13: Laser Transmyocardial Revascularization Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-14: 2001, Laser Transmyocardial Revascularization Systems Market, Share by Supplier 
Exhibit 3-15: Photoangioplasty Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 3-16: Laser-Based Surgical Arrhythmia Ablation Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006
 
4. OPHTHALMOLOGIC LASER SYSTEMS

4.1 Surgical Ophthalmic Lasers
	4.1.1 Lasers in Cataract Management
	4.1.2 Laser Treatment of Glaucoma
		4.1.2.1 Laser Trabeculoplasty
		4.1.2.2 Laser Iridotomy and Sclerostomy
		4.1.2.3 Laser Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation
	4.1.3 Laser-Based Retinal Surgery
		4.1.3.1 Photonic Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
			4.1.3.1.1 Retinal Photocoagulation
			4.1.3.1.2 Visudyne-Based Photodynamic Therapy
			4.1.3.1.3 Transpupil Thermotherapy
		4.1.3.2 Lasers in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
		4.1.3.3 Photonic Therapy for Retinal Tears and Detachments
		4.1.3.4 Laser-Based Therapies for Other Retinal Conditions
			4.1.3.4.1 Venous Occlusions of the Retina
			4.1.3.4.2 Central Serous Retinopathy
			4.1.3.4.3 Ocular Histoplasmosis
	4.1.4 Competitors and Products
4.2 Refractive Surgical Lasers
	4.2.1 Refractive Conditions Treated with Laser Surgery
	4.2.2 Refractive Surgical Procedures for Vision Correction
		4.2.2.1 Radial Keratotomy
			4.2.2.1.1 Astigmatic Keratotomy
			4.2.2.1.2 Hexagonal Keratotomy
		4.2.2.2 Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty
		4.2.2.3 Implantable Corneal Ring Segments
		4.2.2.4 Implantable Intraocular Lenses
		4.2.2.5 Laser-Based Refractive Error Correction
			4.2.2.5.1 Photorefractive Keratectomy
			4.2.2.5.2 Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis
			4.2.2.5.3 Laser Thermal Keratoplasty
	4.2.3 Developments in Refractive Laser Technology
		4.2.3.1 Broad-Beam and Narrow-Beam Laser Systems
		4.2.3.2 Emerging Custom Ablation Systems
	4.2.4 Competitors and Products
4.3 Market Analysis
	4.3.1 Retinal/Ocular Surgery Market Forecast
	4.3.2 Retinal/Ocular Surgery Competitive Analysis
	4.3.3 Refractive Laser Surgery Market Forecast
	4.3.4 Refractive Laser Surgery Competitive Analysis

Exhibit 4-1: Ophthalmic Conditions Commonly Treated with Surgical Laser Therapy 
Exhibit 4-2: Selected Laser Intraocular and Retinal Surgeries, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 4-3: 2002, Selected Ophthalmic Surgical Laser Systems 
Exhibit 4-4: Approved Laser Vision Correction Surgery Procedures 
Exhibit 4-5: Refractive Laser Surgery, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 4-6: 2002, Selected Refractive Surgery Laser Systems 
Exhibit 4-7: Ophthalmic Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 4-8: Retinal/Ocular Surgery and Photodynamic Therapy Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 4-9: 2001, Retinal/Ocular Surgery and Photodynamic Therapy Laser Systems Market, Share by Supplier 
Exhibit 4-10: Refractive Surgery Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 4-11: 2001, Refractive Laser Systems Market, Share by Supplier
 
5. DENTAL LASER SYSTEMS

5.1 Prevailing Conditions Targeted by Dentistry
	5.1.1 Dental Caries
	5.1.2 Periodontal Diseases
		5.1.2.1 Gingivitis
		5.1.2.2 Periodontitis
	5.1.3 Edentulism
		5.1.3.1 Total Edentulism
		5.1.3.2 Partial Edentulism
		5.1.3.3 Single Tooth Loss
5.2 Dental Specialties and Procedures Involving Lasers
	5.2.1 General Dentists
	5.2.2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
	5.2.3 Periodontists
	5.2.4 Prosthodontists
5.3 Dental Laser Technology
	5.3.1 Argon Laser Systems
	5.3.2 Carbon Dioxide Laser Systems
	5.3.3 Diode Laser Systems
	5.3.4 Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Systems
	5.3.5 Erbium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Systems
	5.3.6 Hydrokinetic Erbium Laser Systems
	5.3.7 Competitors and Products
5.4 Market Analysis
	5.4.1 Market Forecast
	5.4.2 Competitive Analysis

Exhibit 5-1: Common Clinical Applications of Dental Lasers 
Exhibit 5-2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Lasers Compared to Standard Techniques 
Exhibit 5-3: Laser-Based Dental Techniques, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 5-4: 2002, Selected Dental Laser Systems 
Exhibit 5-5: Dental Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 5-6: 2001, Dental Laser Systems Market, Share by Supplier 
 
6. MULTIPURPOSE SURGICAL LASER SYSTEMS

6.1 Established and Emerging Applications of Surgical Lasers
	6.1.1 Gynecologic Surgery
	6.1.2 Orthopedic Surgery
	6.1.3 Otolaryngologic Surgery
		6.1.3.1 Excision or Ablation of Benign and Malignant Laryngeal Lesions
		6.1.3.2 Laser-Assisted Myringotomy
		6.1.3.3 Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty
		6.1.3.4 Laser-Assisted Sinus Surgery
		6.1.3.5 Laser Stapedotomy
		6.1.3.6 Laser Tonsillectomy
		6.1.3.7 Laser Turbinectomy
	6.1.4 Lasers in Urologic Surgery
		6.1.4.1 Laser Techniques for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
		6.1.4.2 Laser-Based Management of Urinary Stones
	6.1.5 Other Established Applications of Multipurpose Surgical Lasers
		6.1.5.1 General Surgery
		6.1.5.2 Gastroenterology
		6.1.5.3 Neurosurgery
		6.1.5.4 Pulmonology
6.2 Competitors and Products
6.3 Market Analysis
	6.3.1 Market Forecast
	6.3.2 Competitive Analysis

Exhibit 6-1: Selected Gynecologic Applications of Surgical Lasers 
Exhibit 6-2: Laser-Based Gynecologic Surgeries, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 6-3: Selected Orthopedic Applications of Surgical Lasers 
Exhibit 6-4: Selected Laser-Based Orthopedic Surgeries, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006  
Exhibit 6-5: Selected Otolaryngologic Applications of Surgical Lasers 
Exhibit 6-6: Selected Laser-Based Otolaryngologic Surgeries, Procedure Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 6-7: Selected Urologic Applications of Surgical Lasers 
Exhibit 6-8: Selected Laser-Based Urologic Surgeries, Procedures Volumes Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 6-9: 2002, Selected Multipurpose Surgical Laser Systems 
Exhibit 6-10: Multipurpose Surgical Laser Systems, Market Forecast, 2001-2006 
Exhibit 6-11: 2001, Multipurpose Surgical Laser Systems Market, Share by Supplier 
 
7. COMPANY PROFILES

7.1 Alcon Laboratories, Inc./Alcon, Inc./Nestle SA
7.2 Bausch & Lomb
7.3 BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
7.4 Candela Corporation
7.5 CardioGenesis Corporation
7.6 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
7.7 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc./Johnson & Johnson
7.8 IRIDEX Corporation
7.9 Laserscope, Inc.
7.10 Lumenis, Inc./Lumenis LTD
7.11 Spectranetics Corporation
7.12 Surgical Laser Technologies, Inc.
7.13 VISX, Inc.
7.14 Carl Zeiss Ophthalmic Systems, Inc./Humphrey Division/Carl Zeiss, Inc.
 
COMPANY LISTING


COMPANIES COVERED:

  1. Alcon Laboratories, Inc./Alcon, Inc./Nestle SA
  2. Bausch & Lomb
  3. BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
  4. Candela Corporation
  5. CardioGenesis Corporation
  6. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
  7. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc./Johnson & Johnson
  8. IRIDEX Corporation
  9. Laserscope, Inc.
  10. Lumenis, Inc./Lumenis LTD
  11. Spectranetics Corporation
  12. Surgical Laser Technologies, Inc.
  13. VISX, Inc.
  14. Carl Zeiss Ophthalmic Systems, Inc./Humphrey Division/
  15. Carl Zeiss, Inc.
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