5 Benefits of Buying Used Aesthetic Laser Machines
Today’s business owner must constantly make tough decisions about how to expand and stay up to date with clients’ demands. This is particularly true for owners of med spas or cosmetic clinics. It’s important to offer a wide range of advanced laser treatments even when the budget for investments is limited.
If you are thinking about purchasing new technology for your med spa, consider pre-owned laser machines. These are the five major advantages to buying used aesthetic laser machines.
As a business owner, the budget for new technology is a crucial factor in decision making. And it’s no surprise that new laser equipment is expensive. Manufacturers of new cosmetic lasers set a high sticker price in order to recuperate years of research and development expenses. Then, as soon as the machine is sold, it immediately loses a fraction of its value. A company would have to use new equipment for multiple years before offsets the investment and actually start profiting.
Saving money is the main reason that most medical-grade aesthetic clinics consider buying used aesthetic lasers. It’s true that the financial difference is significant. Many types of pre-owned laser equipment can be purchased for about half the price of new. For your med spa company, this would mean turning a profit on the investment in half the time.
Used laser equipment offers opportunities to save money in the long term as well. Rather than paying the high rates that machine manufacturers usually charge, pre-owned aesthetic lasers can be repaired and maintained by independent service providers.
Older models are generally less complicated, making repairs and preventative maintenance quicker. Plus, servicing is likely to be less expensive because replacement parts are readily available.
It’s true that laser technology is constantly evolving, but not as quickly as aesthetic laser manufacturers would like us to think. Developing entirely new equipment and getting it approved by the FDA takes a lot of time. For that reason, newer models that are sold on the market may not actually be that different than older models or the original. From year to year, manufacturers may update the software, add a more ergonomic handpiece or increase the laser speed. The main function, design and effectiveness of the laser equipment, however, usually stays the same.
For a cosmetic clinic or med spa owner, buying used equipment means getting essentially the same level of technology at a much lower price. We even have experience with many tattoo shops now inquiring about machines for tattoo removal. As long as the laser is still effectively performing the aesthetic treatments you offer, clients will be pleased with the results.
Some business owners think that purchasing new laser equipment directly from the manufacturer is the only way to ensure that it works properly. Luckily, that isn’t the only solid option. Pre-owned machines are a great alternative because they also come with a guarantee. When you buy from a reputable laser service company, you can be sure that the equipment is of high quality and works well. The reputation of a laser service company relies on the products available, that’s why used equipment is always carefully inspected and refurbished before being resold.
With pre-owned equipment, you are also able to get reviews from others who have used that laser model. Since the equipment has been on the market for a few years, it's possible to research different models and find out which was more effective based on others' first-hand experience.
Buying used machines gives many med spas the flexibility to select the right aesthetic laser to grow their business. Because pre-owned laser equipment is significantly less expensive, your company may be able to buy more than one. Offering a wider range of cosmetic treatments or treating more clients in a given amount of time is a sure way to increase business. Use your budget for technology investments in the most beneficial way.
If you’re still trying to decide what type of investment is best for your company, read Purchasing a New vs. Used Cosmetic Laser.
Trust Laser Service Solutions
If you are considering expanding your med spa practice, contact Laser Service Solutions in New Jersey. You can rely on our laser equipment experts for advice on purchasing the best aesthetic lasers for your growing business. Or, if you aren’t ready to make a laser purchase, we also offer laser rentals within New Jersey and surrounding states. We also provide reliable laser service and repairs, as well as convenient maintenance and service plans.
Call Laser Service Solutions today at (856) 853-7555.
- Ryan Koenig