Should I buy Pre-Owned Medical Lasers?
Benefits to Buying Used Medical Laser Equipment
The addition of medical lasers to a cosmetics practice is almost always a good thing. It’s really a win-win situation because people are constantly looking to have laser procedures performed to correct wrinkles, scarring, and even unwanted hair growth. So, if you have a cosmetics practice, you will almost definitely want to get at least one medical laser. But is it better to get new or pre-owned medical lasers?
Well new and used aesthetic laser devices do have some things in common. For instance, they are all used to perform elective procedures. Those procedures generally have to be paid for the same day by the clients, since elective procedures are not covered under most, if not all, insurance polices. What that means for you as a cosmetics business owner is that you won’t have to deal with filing insurance paperwork, and you also shouldn’t have to deal with as many delays between procedures and payments.
The Cost Difference
Even though new and new cosmetic laser devices are similar in a lot of ways, one way in which they differ is cost. Particularly if you plan to add more than one cosmetic laser to your practice you might want to consider buying pre-owned cosmetic lasers instead of new ones. Why? Well a single new one could cost well over $100,000 to purchase. On the other hand, you could purchase two pre-owned cosmetic lasers and possibly still not spend that much, depending on where you buy them. They can often cost as little as half to a quarter of what a new laser costs. If you don’t have a lot of business capital to invest, it’s easy to see why pre-owned medical lasers are the way to go.
Your Profits Will Also Accumulate Faster
Another benefit of purchasing pre-owned cosmetic lasers as opposed to new ones is that your profits will also accumulate faster. Or, to put it another way, they will pay for themselves faster, which in turn will allow you to start making a profit sooner than you would if you tried to pay off the purchase of one or more brand new aesthetic laser machines.
Pre-Owned Lasers have Pre-Formed Reputations
Sometimes brand new aesthetic laser devices can be unpredictable. If they are new to the market, how do you really know that they will work the way you want them to? On the other hand, pre-owned medical laser devices are older models. Those models have already been out long enough for you to find some decent reviews when you are selecting one to purchase.
Not only are you more likely to find more information on slightly older cosmetic laser models, but there’s more likely to be third-party companies capable of repairing an older model for you, as needed. Brand new medical laser devices may only be repairable by the manufacturers of those devices, which could mean higher costs for you.
Ultimately, the decision of whether to buy pre-owned medical lasers is up to you. It all depends on how much money you can afford to invest, among other factors. But buying used lasers definitely has a lot of advantages. So, it’s worth considering before you purchase a brand new one.
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