Medical Laser Buyer’s Guide


This is an overview of the full buying guide that we offer to aesthetic practitioners sifting through the many IPL, RF, and medical lasers for sale coming into the market.

For more information call our experts at (435) 200-5378 for information before deciding to purchase a RF, IPL, or medical laser for sale from another source.


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There are a few very important things you should know before purchasing or leasing a new or used laser, IPL, or RF (LIPLRF)

  1. Spend less than you were initially planning to spend.
  2. Do one thing really well in your practice.
  3. Never buy something new, unless there is a very good business reason to buy it new. SCL has chosen to distribute new Alma Lasers due to their outstanding reputation.
  4. Never buy a system with an expensive consumable such as a tip or pad.
  5. Never prepay with a wire or check when buying an aesthetic device.
  6. Always get your LIPLRF installed.
  7. Always get trained by someone who has trained hundreds of buyers. SCL has access to experienced trainers.
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    • a good trainer will teach both clinically and on patients
    • Your trainer should be a resource long after training is complete
  8. Never buy equipment from a “medical equipment broker.” Ask yourself these questions:
    • How can a broker have the correct de-installation process to properly prepare the LIPLRF for shipment?
    • Does the broker have the right type of crating and packaging?
    • Will they ensure that all of the accessories are obtained from the seller?
    • Most importantly, how is the LIPLRF tested and repaired prior to its shipment to you? Did the broker hire an agent that has the proper training, the correct testing equipment, the necessary parts, the alignment tooling, the service manuals, etc.?
    • Does the broker carry product liability insurance to protect you from their “spray and pray” business model? (“Spray with Windex and pray that it works by the time it arrives at your office.”)
    • Most used systems are out of warranty, out of calibration, have had no preventative maintenance for months (or years), have not been inspected for safety or electrical issues, are not drained, and often do not function to specification.
    • A broker could ship a system from one location to another without first undergoing a critical refurbishment and repair process.
  9. Buy the right solution for you – not the medical laser for sale the salesperson promises will do everything and treat everyone.medical-laser-buying
  10. Do not fall for the “demo” medical laser for sale.
  11. Know who your seller is – not who Google thinks he is. Have you toured the facility? If not, ask for a Skype or Facetime tour.
  12. When is a multi-parameter platform the right platform for you? Consider system failures, ability to treat multiple patients at the same time, and customer efficacy. You’re not actually saving money.
  13. Think about service after the medical laser sale? The manufacturer is not your best option; finding a good field-based technician is a time consuming task; our repair depot is usually faster and less expensive.
  14. Most lasers, IPLs, and their fibers and handpieces can be refurbished. Very few manufacturers make their own parts; we change worn out parts.
  15. Be aware of the significant limitations associated with the warranty that comes with many new systems.
  16. What do practioners who have been using LIPLRFs for 20 years know that you don’t? Many opt to buy pre-owned…

As you head out into the market to look at medical lasers for sale, please keep in mind: There are no capital equipment emergencies. Put simply, when you are feeling pressure to buy, do not. Take your time and do your homework. When it is right for you, you will know.

If we can be of service please don’t hesitate to call (435) 200-5378 for no obligation answers to your questions about aesthetic IPL, RF and medical lasers for sale. We create relationships with our buyers, and invite you to experience the Scott Carson Lasers difference.


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