Dr. Natthapat “Benz” Minchaiynunt of Alpha Medical Clinic on his vision for the future of aesthetic services, mastering the PICO laser and providing clients with nothing but the best.
Known for its impeccably precise treatments and top-of-the-line equipment, a visit to Alpha Medical Clinic, Thailand’s largest private aesthetic clinic, is unlike any other. State-of-the-art technologies provide the highest standards of safety and quality, while the hospitality of VIP private rooms makes the space reminiscent of a luxury hotel.
The real highlight, however, is the founder himself: Thailand’s first and only specialist with three American Board certifications – in aesthetic medicine (AAAM), anti-aging and regenerative medicine (ABAARM) and laser surgery. (ABLS) and a Fellow in Aesthetics. Medicine (FAM) – Dr. Natthapat “Benz” Minchaiynunt. He is the most popular referral specialist in Thailand for picosecond laser, with over 500 patients per month coming for this specific treatment alone. A prominent company faces weeks of booking to be treated by him personally, and the clinic is ranked among the best filler clinics in Thailand.
“Many things have brought us to where we are today,” notes Dr. Benz, “our world-class philosophy, knowledge, and techniques adapted from top teachers around the world.” He confesses that the Alpha Medical Clinic was originally built for him to share his expertise with close friends and family, but over time he felt an ethical responsibility to open it up to the public.
“We started by inviting people we knew,” he explains, “they had much better results compared to other clinics, started referring us to each other by word of mouth, and that’s how we grew up. It really comes down to providing the best result for your clients.
In this case, “the best” is almost an understatement. Alpha Medical Clinic is home to some of the most advanced aesthetic equipment on the market, such as the Discovery Pico Laser 1.8GW. Very few of these machines exist in Thailand, as most hospitals and clinics use Discovery Pico Derm (Start) 1.3 GW (which has less peak power and pulse energy), Thermage FLX, Thermage CPT , Ulthera SPT and other lasers.
Treatment plans are personalized based on individual needs, identified through detailed consultations and a 3D Augmented Reality (AR) machine, which can scan under the inner skin (areas that are impossible for a GP to see). “We are able to use all laser machines to their full potential. At such energy consumption, with the special technique and technology we have, it is completely safe for the skin, without side effects, and it also reduces the number of treatment sessions needed,” says Dr. Benz. “We also use it to simulate facial contouring, whether it’s Thermage to reduce cheek width by specific millimeters or to lift facial skin using Ulthera treatments.”
Although it is common in Thailand to visit a cosmetic clinic with specific treatments in mind, a large part of Dr. Benz’s role is to advise his patients on the ideal course of action, which is not not necessarily what they are meeting for. “Not all treatments will be the right ones for you. My job is to make sure your face is suitable for a specific procedure and will help you achieve the results you are looking for, whether it’s the most effective and safest laser, facelift or injections.
While cutting-edge technology is at the heart of Alpha Medical Clinic, Dr. Benz believes knowledge and expertise are what set it apart. “My expertise is my technique, which I acquired through research and combining what I learned from industry experts overseas. Along with having the best technology, knowing how to use it and what settings to set are equally important.
These techniques range from a scab-free tattoo removal approach to special methods for healing acne scars. Dr. Benz calls this “combi-RF,” where Pico Laser and Thermage are combined to effectively remove scars and smooth the skin.
“Picosecond lasers are good for treating acne scars. Thermage is a non-invasive radio frequency (RF) therapy that stimulates collagen production, lifting and changing the structure of your face. Combined, you can eliminate pimples while evening out the skin.
Pico Laser remains Alpha Medical Clinic’s top treatment, with Dr. Benz being the clinic’s laser expert. “Pico Laser is the ‘God of skin lasers’ among industry insiders,” he notes. “If you know how to use its full potential, it can do everything from reducing wrinkles, to removing melasma, freckles or stretch marks, to brightening your skin. Whatever the our patients’ goal – smooth poreless skin or clear skin – our Pico laser is the answer.
His expertise makes Alpha Medical Clinic one of the only places where clients can enjoy visible and lasting results without side effects. “Doctors are usually hesitant to give heavier treatments because they’re worried about side effects like melasma and IPH. However, I have a special technique that does not stimulate PIH and other side effects.
Today, Dr. Benz and his team of specialists continue to raise the bar for aesthetic and laser services in Thailand, debunking misconceptions and providing clients with superior service. “There are a lot of misunderstandings in this industry,” he says. “For example, people generally think that every doctor should be an expert in fillers and lasers, but that’s not true. Doctors who inject fillers or perform good laser therapies must be specialists very well trained in this area. Other countries, like the United States, have specific guidance for cosmetic medicine and cosmetic laser surgery. We don’t have such certification yet in Thailand, but hopefully this will change soon.
Asked about his future goals, Dr. Benz shares his plan for expansion into cosmetic surgery and other departments. “As with Alpha Medical Clinic, I want to ensure that everything we offer is top quality and well rounded.”
To learn more, visit alphamedicalclinicthailand.com.