It takes a lot of capital to buy a brand new laser device for your cosmetic services business. If you aren't prepared to spend that much, pre-owned cosmetic lasers might be the best alternative for you. Here are the key points you need to know about purchasing, using, and maintaining them.
Why You Should Purchase Them at All
The obvious reason to buy a pre-owned laser device is to save money. However, there's also a primary reason that some business owners won't buy them. They don't feel that the devices are trustworthy when they are used.
The truth of the matter is that lasers and other medical equipment can be found in used condition being sold by many reliable companies. Sometimes it is repossessed or businesses close. Other times the business owner might just decide to change the services that they offer. Whatever the reason, the machines are repossessed and then carefully refurbished and tested by the resellers.
It's also worth noting that new laser hair removal equipment are not very different from the ones that were produced in the last couple of years. So, as long as you aren't buying a machine that is extremely old, you should have no problem providing top-quality services with it.
Make Sure You Have the Right Training to Operate Them
Granted, the services that you provide may vary depending on the type of machine that you purchase, as well as the knowledge and experience of the technician that is performing the procedure. That's why making sure that you and your staff stay current on laser techniques, classes, and seminars is so important for your business.
How to Purchase Used Lasers Safely
There are many websites out there that claim to be reselling used cosmetic equipment, but not all of them are honest. In order to make a safe purchase and not lose any money, you will have to do some research on the subject in general, as well as the specific companies you are considering doing business will. Some things you should look for are:
- Years in Business
- Selection of Medical Equipment
- Reputation, Reviews, and Referrals (Not Testimonials That May Have Been Faked)
- Willingness to Answer Questions, Video Conference Etc.
Guarantee That Some Company in Your Area Can Service Them
A final note is that pre-owned laser devices, even if they have been carefully checked, can break down just like any other equipment. It's best not to wait for that to happen. Instead, look around for a local company that repairs the specific model that you want to buy. If you successfully find a reliable repair service, they can help you to minimize your down time and losses when repairs are needed.
As you can see, a lot goes into selecting the right used laser device. However, once you decide which services you want to provide, get the proper training, and obtain the laser that you want, you will be well on your way to providing high-quality services to your clients with the least possible initial expense.