Virtues of Purchasing Second-hand Aesthetic Lasers
With all the focus today on how a person looks and feels, skin treatments have become extremely popular. No one wants acne scars or unsightly facial hair or other noticeable skin conditions. Aesthetic lasers come in a variety of styles for treating each of those issues. It provides patients what they want in a noninvasive service.
It just makes sense to have an aesthetic laser machine in your cosmetic practice. It means you offer another service to your patients and keeps them satisfied. As you know, satisfied clients tell their friends about it which results in new clients coming to you.
The Cost of Purchasing an Aesthetic Laser
A brand new aesthetic laser may be far out of your reach due to the cost, usually in excess of $100,000. That's a lot of money to have to pay all at once and a loan may not be feasible for you. If that is the case, think about buying a pre-owned machine. It will cost you far less to purchase, anywhere from half to 20% of the price of a new device. That's a huge savings for you, the business owner.
Selecting the Right Used Laser Equipment Broker
A lot of reputable resale brokers exist, but it's your job to sift through the ones that aren't so honest. You are looking for a good deal, not to be ripped off. That will take a little bit of work on your part.
Start with finding a resale dealer who has multiple brands of aesthetic lasers. You want to be able to choose from a variety to find one that fits your needs. Don't forget to ask a lot of questions about the laser equipment. A good dealer will be knowledgeable and able to answer each question. Avoid dealers who are unwilling or unable to answer your questions as they may be fraudulent.
Don't Expect a Manufacturer Warranty
It is highly unlikely that the manufacturer warranty that came with the laser machine when it was new is still in effect. They generally only have a one or two year expiration date. This isn't an issue if the resale broker is honest as reputable dealers have the machines carefully tested in advance of selling them.
When you are ready to purchase a previously owned aesthetic laser, you need to plan for repairs on the device as it will break down eventually. It would be wise to explore the service centers in your vicinity to find one that specializes in the model you are looking to purchase. Otherwise, you might be stuck with expensive repairs that take a long time to mend.