2006 Skincare in OTC Self-medication in Europe is an In-Depth Market Report that Explores the Issues and Attractiveness of Opportunities in this Dynamic Market Sector
Dublin (PRWEB) April 19, 2006
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c35723) has announced the addition of The Future for Skincare in OTC Self-medication in Europe The 2006 Edition to their offering.
This is the third edition of this important and extensive market report covering 10 dermatological categories in Europes six largest markets for non-prescription and OTC self-medication skincare. Markets covered are France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Most current data is to 2004/5.
The European market for non-prescription skincare is entering a period of considerable change particularly in areas of regulation, reimbursement, innovation and competition. In an increasingly competitive and maturing market. Successful companies are adapting their brand marketing strategies to meet new challenges and seize new opportunities.
Skincare in OTC Self-medication in Europe is an in-depth market report that explores the issues and attractiveness of opportunities in this dynamic market sector.
This report contains:
6 country profiles European non-prescription and OTC medicines market includes: regulatory issues, distribution channels, innovation, companies and market data and trends from 1999 to 2010
Analysis of the European market for non-prescription and OTC self-medication skincare, consumption trends, innovation and evolving brand marketing models
European sales data by country for non-prescription and OTC Self-medication skincare including: Acne treatments, Antiseptics and Skin disinfectants, Topical antihistamines and Topical relief for Bites and Stings, Anti-fungal treatments, Anti-pruritics and Counter Irritation Skincare medication, Emollients and Skin protection and treatments for Itchy Dry Skin, Cold Sores, Topical Steroids, Wound Healing Products, and Corn, Wart and Verucca Removers
Descriptions of leading brands and companies in each category and country in Europes non-prescription skincare market
Overall, the European pain relief market as measured in the six major markets France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK, is entering a period of maturity. This is presenting a challenge to manufacturers. Yet, though there are clear threats emerging, there remains considerable scope for companies to seek out growth strategies for individual brands.
While the market (as defined in the study) is made up medicinal products not requiring a doctors prescription, a significant proportion of European sales are generated through prescription business. Yet, this hitherto lucrative sector of the market is under threat. Much of Europe no longer reimburses prescriptions for pain relievers and those countries that do are both encouraging generic substitution and forcing prices down. Hence the prescription sector for pain relievers is declining in most European markets.
Conversely, OTC self-medication of pain relief products in Europe provides a growth opportunity.
While Poland and Italy are expected to show the strongest growth for pain relief products overall, Germany and France offer very weak growth prospects. The UK and Spain are both expected to show fairly modest growth to 2010.
Market growth for all sub-categories is expected to be lower in the 2005 to 2010 period than for the 1999 to 2004.
The most attractive growth sub-categories are migraine, period pain and mouth pain. Even so, these are the smallest categories. Systemic muscle and joint pain relief is expected to show the least attractiveness with very low growth expectations. This sub-category is coming under increasing competition from nutritional products from health food stores and drugstores. Topical pain relief is also likely to show relatively flat growth.
The largest category, general pain analgesics, will grow by less than 2% a year based on current trends.
Around 2% of the European market for non-prescription pain relief products is made up by brands launched since 1999. This said, Novartis topical diclofenac brand Voltaren was switched from prescription only between 1996 and 1999. Also, Aleve, originally launched by Roche, was the first naproxen based systemic switch in Europe. First launched in the Netherlands in 1997 and then gradually rolled out across Europe – Italy in1998, Belgium and Poland in 2000 and Austria and Germany in 2002.
Pain relief offers considerable scope for brands to grow through strategic line extensions, especially general pain relief analgesics.
Three basic approaches can be observed in the European, pain relief market i.e.:
Indication segment (pain relief) stretching e.g. period pain relief and migraine
Category stretching e.g. cold and flu remedies
Consolidation of wholesalers at both national and regional levels, together with the growth of virtual chains (owned by the major wholesaling groups) is leading to a concentration of buying power that will lead to a reduction in the number of brands listed.
Concentration of buying power could adversely impact on smaller undifferentiated brands but may benefit major consumer brands in the medium term. To this can be added the medium term probability that some pain relief brands will gain general sale list status (GSL) in more European markets – thus providing a mass-market opportunity for major brands.
In broad terms three new business model scenarios are unfolding. These reflect the changing business environment,
First, products with low differentiation from low cost producers will gradually supercede proprietary brands targeting doctors (France, Spain and UK) as generics or as private label brands for wholesalers and retail chains
The second is a transitional scenario with brands moving from prescription based demand to consumer demand. This is, in many ways, an actuality in Germany, Poland and the UK. It has yet to emerge in France or Spain basically because the largest pain relief sub-category, general pain analgesics, is reimbursed in both countries.
The third scenario involves a rationalization of the number of consumer brands and much greater focus on consumer needs and their fulfilment. While this evolving scenario is already under way and to some extent reflects the position of the market in the UK for general analgesics, it will be consolidation of wholesalers and the growth of retail pharmacy chains across Europe that will accelerate it.
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Question by micapotpot: i have this red spots on my skin. dermas help!!?
i have this red spot just on my leg.. i searched on the internet and i think it’s PURPURA but I don’t get sick. the spots are flat and tiny and red. so pls help me figure out what’s this red spots. thanks!
the spots aren’t itchy.
and it not too many. XP
Answer by God yes.
its probably a pimple.
i’ve gotten a pimple on my leg before.
as well as on my ass.
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Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) May 3, 2010
Everyone knows it. Age spots on our skin make us appear many years older than our true ages. In preparation for summer, dermatologist Joshua Fox, M.D., says there are many treatments available to reduce or remove these age spots, helping us to look years younger.
Age spots are flat, light or dark brown marks that develop on the skin as we age. They appear mainly on areas exposed most to the sun, including the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Dr. Fox says that age spots, more correctly called lentigines, are caused by overexposure to the sun, which damages skin. Often, once you start to see age spots, he says, youll also see other signs of sun damage including deep wrinkles, dry rough skin, fine red veins and thinner, more translucent-looking skin.
Typically considered to affect people over age 40, younger people who spend a great deal of time in the sun may see age spots too. While true age spots are harmless, they may resemble cancerous growths, says Dr. Fox. For that reason, if you start to see age spots on your skin, ask your dermatologist to look at them to make sure they are not suspicious, adds Dr. Fox.
If you notice any new mark on your skin, or if an existing mark has any changes in color or shape, your doctor will determine if it is cancerous or something to be concerned about, Dr. Fox says. He explains that melanoma is the most dangerous of all skin cancer types, resulting in over 80,000 cases per year. The good news, he adds, is that most brown spots are not harmful and can be removed or easily treated to improve the skins appearance and make you look younger.
Once your doctor has ruled out skin cancer, there are several different home remedies and in-office treatments that can help reduce or remove the age spots, Dr. Fox says.
Once age spots have developed, Dr. Fox says, they can attempt to be lightened safely with skin-bleaching lotions and creams that can be purchased in department stores, drug stores and online. However, Dr. Fox adds that this typically only results in a small improvement. Successful treatment needs to penetrate the topmost layer of skin where the extra pigment is located, so the products must be used regularly over several weeks or months before noticeable results occur. When choosing a nonprescription fade cream, choose one that contains hydroquinone, deoxyarbutin, glycolic acid or kojic acid.
If these over-the-counter products dont do enough to reduce the spots, and Dr. Fox adds that most people do not get satisfactory results from these lotions and creams, your dermatologist has an arsenal of other treatments that do a great job of reducing or removing age spots, Dr. Fox says, listing the top six in-office treatments.
Prescription creams. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone, used alone or with retinoids and a mild steroid, when used regularly, may partially fade age spots over time.
Q-Switched Lasers. Laser treatments performed in your dermatologists office can remove sun spots, brown spots and liver spots. These treatments work by being very specific for brown color and selectively removing the lesions.
Microdermabrasion. In this procedure, the skin is sanded with a special instrument to lessen the age spot. This procedure helps to strengthen and rejuvenate aging skin, and may even help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Cryosurgery. This procedure uses liquid nitrogen to freeze skin tissue and remove age spots.
Chemical Peel. Chemical peels are a powerful treatment that not only help reduce and remove age spots, but can also strengthen the skin to boost collagen production. A chemical peel involves applying an acid, which burns the outer layer of your skin. As the skin peels, new skin forms to take its place.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Fraxel and Pixel. A popular cosmetic treatment, Fraxel is a powerful resurfacing laser treatment that smoothes and rejuvenates the skin, removes age spots and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Pixel is a more powerful resurfacing laser which also treats some of the deeper lines.
Dr. Fox adds that prevention, or reducing exposure to the sun, is the best way to reduce the likelihood of getting age spots. Wear sunscreen all the time on all areas of exposed skin, no matter what the weather or season. If you must be in the sun, even in winter, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (which blocks both UVA and UVB rays) with an SPF of at least 15.
While aging does cause a host of changes to our bodies, our skin doesnt have to make us look or feel old, says Dr. Fox. A consultation with your dermatologist can help you identify the right treatment for you that will reduce or even remove age spots and leave you feeling and looking younger, adds Dr. Fox.
About Dr. Fox: Joshua L. Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D., earned his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, followed by a three-year dermatology residency at the New York University School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Fox is a leading authority in the field of dermatology, with an expertise in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and laser procedures. He is the founder and director of Advanced Dermatology, P.C. of New York and New Jersey and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery and is a spokesman for both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
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I keep getting these re-appearing red spots on one side of my cheek for this whole winter. any help?
Question by : I keep getting these re-appearing red spots on one side of my cheek for this whole winter. any help?
These red scratches/rashes/dots keep appearing on one side of my face, my left cheek. If i had to describe this redness..
It almost looks like red scars or scratches. sometimes I wont have them but then other days they will be really red and have alot of them. other days it will just be dry red skin on one side of my cheek.
I also have redness and dryness on my nose, especially in one corner and on the top. any help would be awesome, please and thank you.
sounds like i am going to make an appointment with a dermatologist. but i think it is eczema or acne, ive tried so many moisturizers. Its so weird its somedays worse than others…
Answer by J.R.K.
That sounds like eczema. Try using a rich moisturizer on the spot. Avoid using tough or scratchy face wipes/towels on your face until the spots clear away. If the cream doesn’t work within a few days, go and see your dermatologist. They will be able to prescribe you a medicated moisturizer that will help. Good luck!
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A very minimal and simple “Sunday” type of look. This can be used for special occasions that require formality and toned down makeup, an everyday look or anything you find that suits you To be truthful I’m a bit bashful to show myself covering all those blemishes up close but, if you listen to the song you might get what the “Sunday Story” is. I also figured I’d show a way I minimally cover pimples and red spots when they show up and you want them to be less noticeable. Skin is never perfect 100% of the time What I Used: COVERAGE AND FACE — CG Loose Powder in 115 Translucent Medium Coastal Scents 6 Blush/Contour Palette NYX Liquid Foundation in True Beige Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyelid Primer Benefit Erase Paste (salmon colored stuff) Clean&Clear Under Eye Brightening Stick BRUSHES & TOOLS — Beautique #031 Blush Brush Powder Brush from Kirkland Sephora’s Everyday Eyeshadow Brush Cosmetic Wedge EYE SHADOWS — Coastal Scents 88 Palette Claires 40 Eyeshadow Palette NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette: The Runaway Collection MK Signature Eyeshadow (Cream Pearl Shimmer for highliting) EYE DEFINITION — Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara in Brownish Black LIPS — * Feel free to use a deep red, soft pink, coral, rose ~ whichever fits you! Coastal Scents Smacks in Sheer Tan (nude shimmer) Butter Pecan Lipstick from Bare Esscentuals (look shown at end. more warm & matte) This makeup tutorial is a bit …
Question by jaycee: Itching beneath the skin, dry skin and some red spots. What’s this? Please help!?
My mom has this condition where she feels the itch not on the skin surface but underneath it? The itch comes with pain sometimes. And aside from that, her skin is scaly especially at the feet. And when you press your finger on her feet, the pressed part does not come back normally as you would press a sponge. Calling all those who know, can someone please explain this condition?
Answer by lhee0726_gb
Causes of Itchy rash:
The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Itchy rash. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Blisters – see causes of blisters
Eczema – see causes of eczema
Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus
Adverse reaction to medications
See also causes of itch
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Question by : How do I calm red skin areas? (this ocured after using mario badescu drying cream)?
Ok so I broke out and had 3 pimples (one coming in, one white head that was starting, and a cystic one) I have an interview scheduled in like 5 days… so I tried to get rid of it with the Mario Badescu drying cream and now I have giant red spots all over the bottom half of my face it looks like I have herpes all over my face or somthing!!!! I’m going to cry!! Im used to having perfect skin, it is very out of character that I ever have redness like ever even with pimples,I rely hevily on bleaching products and acids… but I look like hell right now!! How do I get rid of the red spots? why did this happen?
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Question by srnlxs: What is this on my skin? Red tiny spots that itch. Picture Included.?
Here is a pick of my shoulder, these spots itch especially at night and a tiny bit during the say. Any ideas what this could be????
I had these for over a year now and I just noticed that it looked like this, red and itchy, never payed any attention until now……………………………………………………..
Answer by Lucy S
See a doctor. It looks like an allergic rash to me but I could be wrong.
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Look good this summer with laser beauty treatments says online cosmetic surgery resource, Cosmetic Surgery Guru
Manchester, UK (PRWEB) May 30, 2012
With summer rapidly approaching, an online cosmetic surgery resource has highlighted the benefits of laser beauty treatments. According to Cosmetic Surgery Guru, laser hair removal is a great lunchtime treatment that can help people look and feel good throughout the warmer spell.
The website which contains information and advice about non-surgical and surgical procedures has described laser hair removal has quick and convenient. It refers to the treatment as a long-term hair removal method and recommends it as a great alternative to waxing, shaving, epilating and threading.
Laser hair removal works by destroying the base of each hair follicle using pulses of light. Its carried out at reputable clinics across the country and can remove unwanted hair from most of the body including the legs, face, back, underarms and bikini line. Each session only targets hairs in the active growth stage of the hair cycle, however, so a course of treatments is usually recommended.
Isabella Franklin, a spokeswoman for the site said: many people suffer with excess hair, so laser hair removals a great option for them. Its quick and hassle-free and can leave them with a soft, smooth complexion.
Cosmetic Surgery Guru has also discussed the value of IPL laser skin rejuvenation ahead of summer. This skin rejuvenation technique can cure a wide range of ailments including acne scars and wrinkles and can even out skin tone. During the procedure, Intense Pulsed Light technology generates bursts of red or blue light onto the skin and this penetrates the tissue. The bodys natural process then removes the injured tissue leaving the skin revitalised.
Commenting on IPL laser, Isabella Franklin said embarrassing skin conditions are common, but IPL laser can really help. Dramatic results can usually be seen within a relatively short period of time, although a course of treatments are recommended.
The website advises anyone wishing to try these procedures to consult a qualified practitioner.
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Question by anon: fair skin with BIG red spots,( like boils, all over my chin.how can i stop this?
for as long as i can remember i have always had big red boils on my chin which casue my a lot of pain and shyness.
i have fair skin so when i try to cover them up with make-up they are still noticable.
Help please i want to get rid of them.
i hate looking at photos of myself.
Answer by ilse72
Without seeing your skin, there is no way to know what these “boils” are. It might be cystic acne and, if so, you won’t get rid of it without a visit to a dermatologist. I recommend you make an appointment with a dermatologist to be diagnosed and treated. In the meantime, don’t ever pick or squeeze these as you will be forcing the infection back into the surrounding tissues which could cause a lot of damage to your skin as well as a major systemic infection.
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