ANN/THE NATION THAILAND – Thai pharmaceutical and medical device importer, Aestec Pharma, has joined forces with South Korean pharmaceutical powerhouse Hugel to hold regular seminars to boost the knowledge of aesthetic medical professionals in Thailand.
The move is part of plans to turn Thailand into Southeast Asia’s aesthetic medical hub, Hugel’s Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Hyoung Jin Moon said in an exclusive interview.
He said the aim is to provide professional training to Thai doctors and beauty service providers, who can then share their knowledge with their counterparts in neighbouring countries.
The first such seminar, entitled the ‘Aesthetics Master Class: Harmonise the Shape with Botulinum Toxin type A (BoNT-A)’, was held recently to impart knowledge on the safe application of rejuvenating active ingredients. The event also touched on the “reverse ageing” concept intending to raise the bar for the beauty industry.
Attending the seminar were top dermatologists, especially from South Korea, as well as more than 200 leading Thai doctors who shared their knowledge, insights, techniques and the latest in the beauty enhancement industry. Aestec Pharma CEO Kasikit Phuangpinyo expressed confidence in Thailand’s aesthetics industry, saying demand was rising by five to 10 per cent per year, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim, he said, was to promote new technology and innovations, while also providing reliable information to the public and elevating standards, so medical service providers can give their clients a positive experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. The seminars will also bolster the company’s status as a pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicine.
Hugel’s Moon said the concept of beauty in Thailand and South Korea are quite similar and expects Thailand to serve as a rejuvenation hub in the region.