Should You Repair or Replace a Used Aesthetic Device?

Posted on in Buying Used Equipment by Zac

Laser machines are a huge investment for your practice! Not only do these machines often form the utilitarian backbone of your business but they also cost thousands of dollars to acquire, and should they break, you’re faced with a big choice: Should you sink even more money into the machine in an attempt to repair it, or replace it entirely?

The best decision for your business (and your wallet!) depends on your circumstances. How old is the machine in question? Has it had issues or malfunctions before? What firmware or software does it use? There’s a lot to consider! That’s why we’re here to help you sort through it all and weigh your options.

Why Would You Repair a Used Aesthetic Device? 

Let’s say you’ve noticed a break or decline in functionality in your laser equipment or other aesthetic device. Why might you choose to repair it instead of replacing it entirely?

Decline in Performance

If you notice that your laser isn’t functioning with as much efficiency as it used to, the decline could be due to worn-out components or minor malfunctions in the equipment in question. In this case, a simple tune-up might solve your issues.

Cosmetic Wear and Tear

Scratches, scuffs, cracked casing, or any other visible signs of depreciation in your aesthetic device might not actually affect its functionality…but it could affect the professional image of your clinic! Repairing minor cosmetic blemishes in your equipment can help your business maintain its polished appearance.

Software and Firmware Updates

Much like your iPhone, many modern aesthetic devices rely on advanced software and firmware to operate perfectly. If your laser isn’t running as smoothly as it once did, it might be broken in a way that is truly irreparable….or you may just need to run a software update. Making sure software and firmware are regularly updated also helps you keep up with evolving treatment protocols.

How Much Do Repairs Cost?

The cost of repairs on a used aesthetic device varies widely depending on the equipment in question, the extent of its damage or depreciation, and the components that need replacement. Routine maintenance and minor repairs may be relatively affordable, while major repairs or equipment overhauls could do some damage to your bank account. Whatever you choose, make sure to get a detailed estimate from a reputable service provider to help you make an informed decision. 

When to Replace

Some things just can’t be fixed! Not affordably, anyway. When might replacing your equipment be the best bet? 

Frequent Breakdowns

If your laser device experiences repeated breakdowns or malfunctions, despite regular maintenance and repairs, this may be a sign it’s time to look for a new machine. Frequent functionality issues can disrupt your clinic’s day-to-day operations, which could cost your business more in the long run than a quick replacement of unfixable equipment. 


As technology advances, older devices may become obsolete, making it challenging to find replacement parts or update them properly. That’s right, it’s time to get rid of your old gaming console…and maybe also your obsolete laser equipment. If the device has reached a point where it can no longer keep up with the latest trends in aesthetic treatment, it may be time to invest in a newer model.

Safety Concerns

Never forget, even as you weigh how your operational decisions may affect your bank account: patient safety should be your top priority! When the safety of patients and practitioners is at risk due to equipment malfunctions, unreliable devices, or outdated safety features—this one should be a no-brainer. It’s time to update and replace your aesthetic device. 

How Much Does Replacement Cost?

Yes, purchasing a new aesthetic device for your practice is a significant financial investment. However, making a big purchase in the form of replacement equipment is a short-term cost that can greatly benefit you and your business in the long run. 

Sure, you have to purchase a new machine, but you won’t have to pay for frequent repairs when a machine breaks down, or deal with service interruptions. You also won’t have to face the damage to your business’s image or clientele you might face if you wait too long to replace broken or hopelessly unreliable equipment. 

Other benefits you might see from replacing devices include improved performance, enhanced safety features for your clients, and greater compatibility with the latest aesthetic treatments in the industry. 

Laser Resellers Will Help You Replace Your Old or Broken Equipment

If you make the decision to replace instead of repair a faulty or outdated aesthetic device, there are steps you can take to protect your pocketbook without sacrificing reliability or safety. Buying a gently used laser is a great option for a discerning business owner—get the technology you want, at a fraction of the cost of buying a laser brand new!  

Laser Resellers is your most reliable resource for affordable, gently used cosmetic equipment in perfect working order for your business. We offer a wide array of used lasers at competitive prices. Additionally, every unit we offer for sale undergoes meticulous servicing by our team of technicians, so that you can rest assured that whatever product you receive will stand the test of time. But just in case, we back every product we sell with a 30-day warranty. 

Ready to replace your aesthetic device without breaking the bank? Contact us at Laser Resellers today!