Merz Aesthetics Launches New Vision as World’s Largest Dedicated Aesthetics Business

  • Establishes new platform focused on “confidence” after completion of business reorganization
  • Global aesthetics headquarters and leadership team located in Raleigh, N.C., USA
  • Successfully builds global medical aesthetics business and relentlessly supports customers during COVID-19 and beyond

Merz Aesthetics is pleased to announce today the launch of the “confidence to be” branding platform following the conclusion of the company’s reorganization into three independently operating businesses. As a symbol of its new direction, Merz Aesthetics launched a new brand for the business featuring a bold look-and-feel reflective of the organization’s innovative, entrepreneurial employees and customers, and the confidence they strive to inspire in patients every day.

“The new brand for Merz Aesthetics is an expression of our purpose — we exist to fuel confidence by helping people look better, feel better and live better. We want everyone to have the confidence to be their best self,” said Bob Rhatigan, Global CEO, Merz Aesthetics.

In the last six months, Merz Aesthetics has also taken several significant actions, including:

  • New operating structure: Merz Aesthetics remains family owned as a part of Merz Group, which has existed for more than 112 years; the business however, is led by an independent and empowered leadership team fully focused on aesthetic medicine.
  • Established the Global Leadership Team: the global leadership team, composed of top industry leaders across nine nationalities representing various cultures, ethnicities and genders, was finalized with new hires Samantha Kerr, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer and Karl Kokrhoun as Chief Financial Officer.
  • New operating model: the new model is comprised of four geographic regions: Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM) and North America (NA). Each region is responsible for the adaptation and implementation of global strategies. This operating model further aligns the business with our customers and allows for agile country-level commercial execution.
  • Global aesthetics headquarters now operational in Raleigh, N.C., USA

Over the coming months, Merz Aesthetics will focus on helping customers recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We recognize that medical aesthetics can be an integral part of self-care routines. The last four months have taught us that during a time of high uncertainty, self-care and personal health are top of mind, so we will continue to provide our customers the tools to empower patients in their personal quests to be their best selves,” said Rhatigan.

Merz Aesthetics is known for its commitment to safety, research and training, as evidenced through its unique partnerships with healthcare professionals. Now, with a singular focus on the medical aesthetics customer, the newly formed global business will provide even stronger collaboration with its customers.

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About Merz Aesthetics
At Merz Aesthetics, we are a medical aesthetics business with a long history of empowering health care professionals, patients and employees to live every day with confidence. We aim to help people around the world look, feel and live like the best versions of themselves — however they define it. Clinically proven and category-leading, our product portfolio includes injectables, devices and skin care treatments designed to meet each patient’s needs with the highest standards of safety and efficacy. We are known for building unique connections with customers who feel like family. Our global headquarters is in Raleigh, N.C., USA, with locations in 32 countries worldwide. Merz Aesthetics is part of Merz Group, a family owned company founded in 1908 and based in Frankfurt, Germany. Learn more at

Corporate Contact:
Emily Browder
Corporate Communications
Merz Aesthetics
6501 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615