Starting a new medical business or expanding an existing one can come with a lot of challenges. Finding the right location, staff, marketing strategy, branding among others can be a real hassle. Getting the right equipment is also an essential part of growing and starting your business. Buying new equipment is always an option, but a costly one. You can find quality equipment from second-hand vendors if you look in the right places.
Medical equipment is susceptible. It is also some of the most expensive equipment in the market. There are many retail, wholesale, distributors, and second-hand medical equipment vendors available in the market. One important thing to note is that most pre-owned equipment medical equipment is obtained from closed businesses. This means that this equipment has probably been repossessed by the bank or leasing company. Therefore, most of the medical equipment currently in the market is in reasonably good condition.
With the rising trend of medical laser treatment choosing the right medical laser suppliers can be difficult. For a general guide to selecting the right medical laser suppliers read on.
The first step is to understand your needs as an entrepreneur and as a medical laser practitioner. Laser technology can be used for several treatments. These include cancer treatment, ophthalmology, and for cosmetic reasons such as hair and tattoo removal, among others. Once you understand the type of business, you are in and do the numbers of how many customers you expect; then you can go ahead and look at possible medical laser suppliers.
The second step is to do your due diligence. It is important to research the company or individual you are buying from. Go online and read consumer reviews about them and check the company rating on the Better Business Bureau. Some cosmetic lasers, ophthalmic lasers, aesthetic lasers, and refurbished surgical lasers for sale are not of good quality. Sometimes vendors are merely trying to get rid of their stock, paying no attention to the quality of the equipment of maintenance.
Once you have completed step one and two, the third is to inspect the equipment. It’s highly recommended that you do this because it can save you a lot of disappointment. If you are in a position to personally access the equipment and make sure that it is working then go for it. This way, you will be able to ask questions and confirm any doubts that you have about the machine. If you found a reseller who is far away from you then ask them to send a video of the equipment in use. In this case, make sure that the serial number of the machine and any other relevant detail can be seen on the video. On receiving the equipment, make sure that all parts are available. If not, contact the reseller immediately.
Other factors that will determine your choice of a medical laser supplier include space and power requirements. There are two types of laser machines, stand-alone and platform laser machines. The latter can accommodate multiple handpieces while the former can only have one handpiece. The platform system will require more power. According to the World Association of Laser Therapy, to get a biological response in cells, the target tissues need a dose of 5 to 10 Joules per centimeter squared. It is best to have power ranging between 218VAC-237VAC. So far, there is no laser technology equipment higher than 240 VAC.