Whether you have purchased a cosmetic laser before or not, you need to know that buying pre-owned cosmetic lasers isn't quite the same as buying them brand new. Here are some things to consider, if you plan to purchase one.
Online Laser Resellers May or May Not be Trustworthy
The first thing you need to know about pre-owned lasers is that the Internet is full of supposed medical equipment companies that specialize in selling used medical equipment like lasers. However, some of them are nothing more than scam artists looking to take your money away from you.
To find a reputable pre-owned laser company online you should follow a basic procedure. First, verify their contact information. Second, look for any reviews you can find of them on official sites, such as the Better Business Bureau or trusted review websites. Third, request a video conference call and interview them about their company and products.
Used Lasers from Trustworthy Sources Will Work Fine
Once you find a reputable company, you can rest assured that your used laser will work fine when you receive it. That's because companies that have the right credentials check each laser device over thoroughly before they sell it. They want to make sure that the lasers are refurbished or repaired as needed before they ship them to you.
Warranties Do Still Exist for Used Lasers
It's always a good idea to buy a pre-owned cosmetic laser that has a warranty or guarantee of some sort. Warranties on used lasers are available, just like on brand new machines. The only difference is that the warranties on used devices may be shorter than those on newer models.
A fair warranty on a used laser device is six months. Some companies may offer longer warranties, which is great. Others offer short warranties or no warranties at all. You should definitely avoid all of those. A company that doesn't stand by its products might not be a company at all. It might be a scam artist.
You Should Have a Repair Plan Before Making a Laser Purchase
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when buying a pre-owned cosmetic laser is not having a repair plan in place ahead of time. Yes, it should come with a short warranty. But that warranty will expire at some point in time, and that point will not be a good time to look for a repair company. The longer you take to find a repair technician, the more money you will lose because you won't be able to perform laser treatments on your clients.
Basically, that means that you should call local repair companies that specialize in lasers or medical equipment ahead of time. Ask them which types of machines they service. They can tell you what models or types to focus on. Then you can look for a reputable website that sells one of those machines. That's the best way to guarantee that you will be able to provide excellent laser skincare services for your clients on an ongoing basis.