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Making Sure You Have an Aesthetic Laser Repair Plan
Aesthetic Laser Repair
Aesthetic lasers can be fabulous additions to a physician’s practice, spa, or other business that performs cosmetic procedures. However, if you own such a business, you shouldn’t just buy a laser device without a plan. You have to consider all of the aspects of making such a large purchase, including how to repair that laser when it breaks down.
You might feel like having some sort of repair plan for your laser device isn’t that important because it’s a precision piece of machinery. You may assume that it’s unlikely for such a piece of machinery to break, but it can happen. In fact, it’s more likely than you might think.
Components and Construction of Laser Machines
One thing that you need to understand is that all laser machines have hundreds, if not thousands, of intricate parts. If any of those parts malfunctions, it could mean that you have to temporarily stop providing laser treatments to your clients. That means a lot of lost income for you, especially if the machine is out of commission for more than a day or two.
Another thing that you should understand is that a lot of manufacturers of these devices actually want the machines to break down eventually. That way you will be likely to come to them for repairs. By constructing machines with parts that are designed to wear out after a while, they are trying to guarantee that they will have an ongoing source of income.
Having Repairs Done Through the Manufacturer of the Device
Obviously, having repairs done through the manufacturer of the device is the easiest option for you. It’s also the ideal option for the manufacturer. However, if you’re on a tight budget, it might not be the best option for you.
You see, most manufacturers start out by offering a laser device with a warranty or guarantee of some kind. Usually that lasts for several months, or possibly even a year or two. But when the warranty expires you may suddenly find yourself being pressured into signing a service contract with the manufacturer. Those service contracts can require you to pay monthly or annual fees just in case you have a problem with your cosmetic laser. That’s a lot of wasted money, especially if you don’t have a lot of money set aside for such things.
Having Repairs Done Through Other Independent Companies
Of course, there are other companies that can repair laser devices. Many of those other companies are privately run and have nothing to do with the device manufacturers. Those third party companies will usually make repairs as needed and only charge for the parts and labor used at that time, rather than requiring you to sign any sort of service contract. That can certainly cut your repair costs way back.
The catch is that you have to think ahead before you buy a laser. Make sure that there actually is an independent repair company in your area. If there is, check with them to see what types and models of laser machines they repair. Once you have that information, use it to purchase a device that meets your needs and can be repaired by that company. That way you’ll always be able to offer your clients top-quality, top-speed service without having to worry about lengthy delays.
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