What You Need to Know About Aesthetic Laser Repair

About Aesthetic Laser Repair

It's one thing to decide that you're going to get an aesthetic laser for your cosmetics practice. It's quite another to actually make that purchase. It's a process, and it has a lot of steps. First you have to choose the kind of laser you want. Then you have to locate a good reseller and try to get the laser for the best possible price. Once you have the laser in your possession, you might think that the process is over. But you may have forgotten one important aspect of your purchase, aesthetic laser repair.

You see, these machines are not fool proof. In fact, far from it. They contain so many parts that it's not really a question of whether or not the machine will malfunction. It's more a question of how long it will be before that malfunction occurs.

Lengthy Repairs Can Upset Your Clients and Reduce Your Income

Just like when any other piece of equipment breaks, it can mean that your work will be stalled until the machine is fixed. If that repair takes a long time, your customers might decide not to wait. They might decide to have another clinic perform the procedure instead. That means that your income and your clinic's reputation could both take major hits. That's something that no business owner wants, which is why it's so important to have a plan for getting your equipment repaired quickly.

Don't Rely on The Manufacturer's Warranty

Of course, these machines do usually come with manufacturer's warranties. However, the warranties will only last for a set period of time, which is why you can't rely solely on them for all of your repair needs. If you do, you could eventually find yourself in a tight spot.

When the warranty expires, the manufacturer might offer you a solution in the form of an annual service contract. If that sounds like a good idea to you, you might want to think again. Service contracts require business owners to pay monthly or yearly fees for the privilege of having the manufacturer repair their devices if it's ever necessary. If you sign up for one of those contracts, you will be paying money, even if your laser device doesn't require repairs during a particular time period. That's a major waste of money.

Independent Companies Offer Repairs as Needed

If a service contract doesn't sound appealing to you then you will be glad to know that there are independent companies who can also repair laser devices. Most of them do those repairs as needed and only charge for the actual time and parts that are used. They don't usually require business owners to sign service contracts.

The only problem with independent companies is that not all of them will repair every single make and model. Some of them may be completely unfamiliar with your specific medical laser device. That can present problems, if you purchase the device and then look for a technician in the area who can repair it. So, you should always verify that there is an independent company in your area who can service a specific type of machine before you purchase that device.