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How To Choose a Second-Hand Laser

January 14, 2021

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Purchasing a quality second hand or used laser hair removal device will help you keep costs down while delivering the same quality of service as a new laser.
But is it really a good option? Does it end up costing more in the long run? What about servicing and maintenance? Has technology advanced?
Let’s answer those questions and learn how to choose a used device.

Is the technology in new lasers better?

Short answer, no. Laser hair removal is a scientifically straight forward process whereby hair follicles are heated to a point where their ability to grow is inhibited. Safety measures limit the power a laser can operate at. In other words, while technicians and therapists have preferences based on handpiece styles, brands and the style of devices, the age of the device doesn’t impact on it’s the ability to do its job (as long as it is maintained well.)

What about servicing? I’m worried about my device breaking down without a warranty.

Fair enough. Buying a second-hand laser is like purchasing a used car – it all depends on who you buy it off. If you’re considering purchasing a device off eBay or Gumtree, you’re risking costly repairs if there’s anything wrong with it. If you are buying from a reputable business, there should be some kind of guarantee in place.
If you purchase a used laser from Laseraid, you’ll be backed by our service team who is available seven days a week with parts in stock.
Deal the right people, whether you’re buying a car or a laser.

Will a New Laser Give Better Treatments?

Again, no. The technology is the same, and as long as a qualified technician checks the device and it is operating at an optimal level, you’re fine.

If you would like to discuss your options in a no-pressure environment, then call 02 9011 5509 to book an appointment in our showroom. One of our team will explain all your options, including renting and buying, and we’re always happy to talk about the technical elements of lasers.

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