Information on Aesthetic Laser Repair
Buying a new aesthetic laser machine for your cosmetic services business is a huge investment, and not just when you first purchase the device. If you aren't careful, the maintenance costs could also get out of control. So, here's a quick guide to what you should know about aesthetic laser repair and maintenance.
You Should Always Look for a Laser with a Warranty
The first thing you need to understand is that any type of machinery can and probably will need to be repaired at some point in its lifetime. That certainly includes any sort of cosmetic laser machines. So, you need to prepare for that inevitability by making sure you have technical support and maintenance available.
The first step you should take to guarantee that your laser will be repaired quickly when the time comes is to buy one that comes with a warranty. All brand new laser devices that come straight from the company that makes them should have warranties. Many of them may last for as long as two years.
Even Used Lasers Can Come with Warranties
Of course, not everyone purchases brand new aesthetic laser devices. In fact, used laser devices are extremely popular, mostly due to their reduced prices. If you need or want to buy a used one for your own business, don't worry. Warranties are still available, if the reseller is reputable. However, they may only last for a few months, as opposed to one or two years.
Manufacturers May Require Signed Annual Service Contracts
The next thing you need to understand about aesthetic laser maintenance is that purchasing a brand new laser isn't always a good thing in terms of maintenance. That's because the manufacture may not perform maintenance beyond the end of the warranty without a signed annual contract. In other words, you may have to pay a monthly fee for service all year, even when you don't need service performed for some or all of those months.
Check Into Third Party Repair Companies and Their Costs
The nice thing is that there are third party companies capable of repairing laser machines, and many of them don't require signed service contracts. They will only charge you for service on an as-needed basis when you call them. However, you should keep these things in mind:
- Not every third party company repairs all types of lasers.
- Each company has different rates and fees.
- Each company has different response times.
With those things in mind, it's usually best to find a repair company you can trust before you ever purchase a specific model of aesthetic laser for your business.
Whether you choose to use the services of the manufacturer or a third party company, the important thing is that your laser will be taken care of. That is essential, if you want to provide uninterrupted service to your clients, or at least minimize the amount of time that the device is unavailable for use. That way your clients will stay happy and your profits will continue growing.