If you plan to purchase a cosmetic laser, you probably think that you have plenty of cosmetic laser repair options. Unfortunately, that isn't always true when looking for laser equipment for sale. Not all laser devices are going to be on the list of makes and models that your local repair technicians can service. Since it's likely that you will need to have your aesthetic laser repaired sometime after you buy it, here are some things to keep in mind.
Is There a Warranty?
If you are buying a brand new aesthetic laser device, the manufacturer will usually offer a warranty on the machine. However, beware of the fact that some warranties only last for one year, while others might last for two. You could possibly also get a warranty on a used machine, but those, if they exist at all, usually only last for 3 to 6 months.
If there is a warranty, you should also think about what you will do when it expires. The manufacturer may offer service contracts, but those are not always a good idea. Usually they involve signing a 1-year contract and paying a monthly fee for service. You may also have to pay extra for labor and parts.
Are There Any Third Party Technicians That Repair Your Type of Laser Machine?
Sometimes you can find third party technicians who are knowledgeable in the area of cosmetic laser repair. The only problem is that most of those companies focus on only repairing lasers made by certain companies, or they might only specialize in repair of specific models produced by a company.
In general, older aesthetic laser models may not have a lot of available third party technical support. On the other hand, lasers that are too new may only be repairable by technicians trained by the manufacturer. So, if you're hoping to employ a third party to handle your aesthetic laser maintenance, you might want to look for lasers that are not too new, but also not too old. You should be able to find repair technicians in your area by doing a short online search. Be sure to do that prior to actually purchasing a laser.
Does the Third Party Repair Service Require a Signed Annual Contract?
Most third party repair services for cosmetic lasers don't require annual contracts, which means that you can save a lot of money. You can call them whenever you need a repair, and you will only have to pay for the fees that come from that specific repair and its necessary parts and labor. However, you should always check ahead of time to make sure that annual contracts won't be required.
Does the Third Party Repair Company Have Good References?
One final cosmetic laser repair tip is that you need to check the references of your chosen third party repair company. Just as your customers will rely on you and your cosmetic laser, you need to be able to rely on your repair technicians. Be sure to check with their references to see if their clients are actually happy. Also, check their credentials carefully. That's the only way to guarantee that your cosmetic laser repair issues will be handled quickly, safely, and properly.