When shopping for high cost laser equipment, the term “bargain” probably is one of the last words you would use. The price of cosmetic lasers is incredibly expensive. Even though the price tag makes you cringe, it is absolutely necessary to have these machines to have a thriving cosmetic practice. Yet there are such things as bargains when searching for aesthetic devices. You just need to know where to look.
Find Laser Equipment That Works For You
Yes, lasers treatments are very popular. Yes, there are plenty of models to choose from. So does grabbing the least expensive laser machine mean it's a bargain? No. The laser treatment needs to be something that is in line with the services you already offer. Before beginning the search for a bargain, figure out what service would be best for the business, then find laser equipment that can enhance it.
Plan For Maintenance
Waiting until a laser machine breaks before looking for a repair shop is a major mistake. All devices break or malfunction at some point, no matter how carefully they were handled. When it happens, you need it back in working order quickly or risk upsetting your customers. If there isn't a repair person in the local area, it means shipping it back to the manufacturer for costly repairs, then waiting weeks or even longer before it is returned to you. So before you lay down the money to buy the equipment, make sure someone local can repair that particular model.
Is Brand New Better?
There is nothing quite as fulfilling as buying something brand new. Of course, it comes with a hefty price tag as well. Does that mean it's the better choice? That depends on the product. Purchasing laser equipment brand new is more of a preference than a necessity. New product is manufactured and sent out the factory door without testing each individual model. Refurbished or previously owned laser machines get thoroughly tested before being put up for sale by reputable dealers. It means the device is in great working order and shouldn't malfunction for a long while after you purchase it.
Another major benefit to buying a pre-owned machine is that it comes at a fraction of the price of a new machine. Laser devices range from $50,000 to $250,000 when sold new. Previously owned cost only a fraction of that, often at least 50% less than a new machine. The one big drawback is that new devices come with warranties, whereas pre-owned devices rarely do.
Renting Or Leasing As An Option
If you just aren't sure which model of cosmetic laser to purchase, renting or leasing the equipment is a reasonable choice. It allows you to try out the procedure to see if it works well and what the clients think of the service. Should it turn out to have been a poor choice, return it and try a different model. Just keep in mind that renting should only be a short term option. The cost of renting every month for the long term winds up being less of a bargain and more as an expensive piece of equipment.