Preventing Aesthetic Laser Fraud
As you probably already know, one of the most lucrative aspects of the cosmetics industry can be providing laser treatment services to your clients. However, purchasing the actual laser devices isn't necessarily as easy as you might think, thanks to a lot of scam artists who are taking advantage of business owners just like you. So, let's look at some ways that you can avoid being the victim of a scam artist when you make your purchase.
You Can Buy a Brand New Laser
The most full proof way to avoid falling into the trap of a medical equipment scam is to buy a brand new device. Obviously the manufacturers are legitimate and will not try to steal your money. However, if you can't afford to buy a brand new laser, you may have to risk buying a used one from another source.
Searching for Online Medical Equipment Resellers
Searching for online resellers who medical lasers for sale can be a great way to find a used device at a discount. In fact, while you could spend over $100,000 on a new laser, a used one might only cost somewhere around $50,000 to $70,000. That's a significant savings, but only if you buy a device from a real company, not a scam artist.
It's easy to start your search. Simply type a term, such as “medical equipment” or “cosmetic laser,” into a search engine. You will immediately get a long list of results. That's the simple part. The more complex issue will be figuring out which one of those resellers you should actually trust.
Look for a Reseller with Several Different Machines for Sale
A Trustworthy reseller of used laser devices should have a website that features many different types of machines. They should also have each device described in detail on their website. If you see a website with a wide variety of devices for sale, it means that they are more likely to carry the one that you want. Also, the variety and organization is likely to indicate that the seller honestly cares about selling top-quality equipment.
Make Sure to Verify That the Seller's Information is Valid
The next step before you purchase any device is to verify that the seller has posted valid information about their company. Check to see that the contact information is correct and the business is properly incorporated. Only then should you consider spending your company's capital on one of their machines.
Always Trust Your Own Instincts and Eyes
By far, the most important thing to remember when buying a laser machine or making any other major purchase is to trust your instincts and your eyes. If something about a website looks or feels wrong to you, it probably is. And even if it isn't, you're better off not taking that chance. To be extra sure of your purchase, always ask to video conference with the seller so that you can get to know them and see the machine. A legitimate seller should be more than willing to do a video interview.