Expansion of the U.S. Medical Spa Industry

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

Insights into the Rapid Growth of U.S. Med Spas

The U.S. medical spa industry is experiencing a remarkable boom. As of AmSpa's 2022 Industry Report, the count reached an impressive 8,841 med spas, up from 7,430 in the previous year. This growth reflects a robust trend that has seen the industry nearly double in size over the last decade, highlighting a sustained interest in wellness and aesthetic treatments.

Med Spa Growth by the Numbers

Tracing the Industry's Expansion

Starting with 1,600 facilities in 2010, the number of med spas soared to 8,841 in 2022. Forecasts suggest this number will climb to 11,553 by 2025. Revenue growth is equally striking, with the industry's annual income ballooning from $1.1 billion in 2010 to an estimated $17.5 billion by 2022.

Employment and Operational Trends

The medical spa sector now employs approximately 70,734 individuals, reflecting its expansion. Most med spas operate as single-location businesses, employing an average of 8 people. However, larger multi-location med spas average 16 employees at their primary locations, underscoring the diverse scale of operations within the industry.

Key Revenue Streams in Med Spas

Primary Contributors to Revenue

Facial injectables dominate, accounting for 47% of total revenues in 2021. Other significant revenue streams include aesthetician services and energy-based skin rejuvenation, which continue to attract a substantial clientele.

Demographic Insights

The typical medical spa visitor profile is predominantly female, making up 88% of clientele, primarily aged between 35 and 54. The industry is also seeing a noticeable increase in male clients, particularly younger males, reflecting broadening market appeal.

Financial Health of the Medical Spa Industry

Economic Resilience and Growth

The financial performance of medical spas demonstrates considerable resilience and growth potential. In 2021, the average revenue for single-location medical spas rose to $1.7 million from $1.3 million in 2020, indicating robust recovery and growth despite previous economic challenges.

Future Outlook and Market Dynamics

The medical spa industry is poised for continued growth, driven by increasing consumer demand for aesthetic services and the integration of new technologies and treatments. With a clear trend towards more personalized and non-invasive treatments, the future looks bright for this sector.

These insights into the U.S. medical spa industry highlight not only its current success but also its potential for continued expansion and innovation in the years to come.


Key Med Spa Stats From AmSpa's 2022 Report

  • Growth Trends
    • Number of U.S. medical spas rose from 1,600 in 2010 to 8,841 in 2022, projected to reach 11,553 by 2025.
    • Industry revenue escalated from $1.1 billion in 2010 to an estimated $17.5 billion in 2022.
  • Operational Statistics
    • 81% of medical spas are single-location entities, employing an average of 8 people.
    • 19% are multi-location, with an average of 16 employees at the main facilities.
  • Revenue Breakdown
    • Facial injectables are the largest revenue generator, accounting for 47% of total revenues in 2021.
    • Facial injectables include Botox and Filler
  • Client Demographics
    • Predominantly female clientele (88%), with the largest age group being 35-54 years.
    • Male clientele is growing, particularly among younger age groups (18-34 years).
  • Financial Performance
    • Average revenue for single-location med spas increased to $1.7 million in 2021 from $1.3 million in 2020.
    • Financial resilience and growth are evident with a robust recovery post-COVID-19 impacts.
  • Market Dynamics
    • There is a notable increase in demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments.
    • Investment from private equity is becoming more prevalent in the industry

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