Lasers are one of the new medical devices that have been storming the market for various reasons. The first reason is that lasers are accurate, pain-free, and they make for quick and cost-effective solutions that have minimal scarring. But cosmetic lasers are what is truly popular because through that invention people are achieving the look that they have always wanted for a price they can afford and basically no downtime in the first place.
Cosmetic Lasers can do removal of hair, body fat, moles, and so many other things helping people to look the way they want and get rid of things that they don’t want. The treatments with the lasers are also something that is cost-effective for the patient.
Because of the popularity, you need to have one in order to keep your practice competitive if you are offering anything that is medically done for cosmetic reasons. But they are a lot of money upfront for you when you are trying to keep the practice open and competitive. So there are a few options that you have with the cost of the lasers. The first option is, of course, the most expensive which is to buy a new laser.
With a new laser you get all the certifications you need with it, training from the company, and you get a warranty on the product in case anything goes wrong. On the other hand, you can get a used laser which can save you over half of the money for the laser. But, the catch to the used laser is that you have to pay to have it certified, to be trained, and you don’t have a warranty for the product so if anything goes wrong then you have to pay out of pocket upfront for it.
The other downside to getting a lesser model laser is that because things are progressing so fast in the field it will soon be outdated making you buy another rather quickly versus the many years that you could get out of a new one instead.
But depending on how much you will use the laser and how big a part of your practice it will depend on what will make sense for you. If you want to make the laser a huge part of what you do then the best option is to get a new laser because of all the perks that you get with it and the more you use it the more likely that you will have to get it repaired so it is better to just make the bigger investment right from the start.
On the other hand if it won’t be something that you use very much even as the years go on then you should get the used product because of the fact that you just won’t make your money back on it quickly and it just won’t make much sense to have a fancy laser that is just sitting there for no good reason.
Overall it will be a big investment but is something you will need in order to keep up with what patients want and to stay with the times as they are always changing as the technology is progressing. One thing to remember is that although there will be new lasers coming out all the time you should stick to what you have for as long as you can because that is the best way to be both accurate and get the money you spend out of the product in the first place.