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5 Important Tips to Consider When Buying Laser Equipment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:40
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With the ever advancing technology in the medical and cosmetic industry, you should consider using or buying laser machines for your medical practice. The variety of laser equipment out there can make the buying process complicated, especially for practitioners buying one for the first time. If you have adequate funds, you can opt for new lasers. However, if you want to save money, pre-used equipment are ideal for you. Here are factors that you should consider when buying laser equipment.

Determine what procedures to offer

Laser treatments are quite diverse and it is essential for you to determine the skin procedures that your existing clients will prefer or benefit most from. This way, you will have to get the necessary training to offer these services or you can hire a professional who is proficient with these services. With all these in place, you will be able to purchase the right laser equipment to suit the needs of your practice.

Budget

Shopping for a laser equipment can be quite exciting and fun. However, you should never let the thrill of the moment affect your buying decision. Having a budget set in advance is critical and should be done before you start shopping for a laser device. With a budget in mind, you will be able to narrow down your search options and this will prevent you from wasting your time and efforts on equipment that is way above your budget.

New or used

If you have the money, you can invest in new laser equipment. However, you can also save a lot of money by purchasing pre-owned equipment. Most of the used medical lasers or other devices on the market usually come from medical practices that have closed down or for practitioners who have different expectations from the device they bought. In many cases, used equipment tends to be in a good working condition and have a solid life expectancy. This can be a great purchase especially with the high cost of new lasers and the tight financing we experience today.

Financing

Getting financing can be quite a challenge so it is important for you to get approved for a loan or have the cash on hand before starting your search for medical laser equipment. You do not want to get a device and then fail to get the necessary funding when you want to make a purchase. Furthermore, having your financing approved in advance will put you in a better position when negotiating for a new laser machine. When buying refurbished lasers machines, you need to make your purchase right away because a good deal could go quickly.

Return on investment

It is important that you determine your budget for the medical laser equipment and how quickly you want it to pay for your investment. You should know the number of treatments that you will have to perform and at what service fee in order for you to get back your investment quickly. You should also know whether the device will be financed or you already have adequate capital to procure it. You should ensure that there is a high demand for laser treatments in your locality and invest in marketing to realize a quick ROI.

Knowledgeable seller

The knowledge base of the company or individual you are purchasing laser equipment from is very important. However, this is one of the most overlooked factors by most practitioners. You need to work with a professional who has the right knowledge of the industry and the laser equipment. Knowledgeable resellers will offer invaluable assistance in identifying the right type of laser device, specific manufactures, and options that perfectly suit your price range. This is important because terminologies and technologies used in the laser machinery can be quite confusing to any uninformed consumer. Check out The Laser Agent – Best lasers for sale.

Inspect the device

It is best that you inspect the laser device before you purchase it. This way, you can see how the device works in person and be able to assess its true condition. In addition, you can ask the knowledgeable reseller all questions that you may. If a personal visual inspection is impossible, then you can request the reseller to show you a demo of the equipment and verify the serial number before completing any transaction. When you get the equipment, you can personally check it to ensure that it is in good condition.

Warranty

Repair services on laser equipment can be quite expensive. Just a single breakdown can cost you thousands of dollars in labor and parts if you have no warranty. It is best that you purchase a device that comes with a valid warranty as it will save you a lot of cash in the future. When considering warranty options, you should determine whether there is a local company that can provide repair services in case the equipment breaks down or you will need to ship it back to the factory. You should also inquire whether the seller will offer a loaner machine that you can use as your device is being repaired.

Read customer reviews

Laser companies offer clinical studies and testimonials from various buyers of their equipment. It is important that you check what these clients say about the specific brand or manufacturer before making a purchase. Reading customer reviews and testimonials will give you detailed information about the different brands of laser devices available on the market and their performance. This will enable you to make the right decision and even avoid brands or resellers that have a bad reputation in the industry.

Medical and cosmetic laser procedures can be quite enjoyable and financially rewarding for many practitioners and beauty professionals. However, for you to offer excellent services to your clientele, you need to buy the right equipment. You can get a good deal by asking the right questions and researching the different types of laser equipment. You should always make purchases logically and not emotionally and you can take a break whenever you are confronted with lots of bargains. Deals will always be there, so you need to think through your purchases before you make any decisions.

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