This is how often your laser equipment should be serviced

Q: How often should I get my laser equipment serviced?

Other than buying property, purchasing a laser system is often the single biggest business investment many of us will make, so longevity of your equipment is key – the better your system is maintained, the longer you can expect it to be making money for you. 

Regular servicing can pick up any issues that might be putting stress on delicate components, which means that they last longer, avoiding costly repairs later down the line. For example, it’s essential that optical components are regularly checked because, over time, even tiny specks of dirt or debris can damage the coating on lenses and mirrors. 

Regular servicing also ensures a constant and calibrated output, enabling you to deliver safe and effective treatments for your clients, and retain valid insurance cover. 

How often your system needs servicing will vary depending on the type of laser or light device. IPL systems, on the whole, have fewer delicate optical components and generally just require one service visit per year, but most laser systems require two to three services. 

Some very high precision lasers such as those used for corrective eye surgery are serviced every two months. Speak to your supplier who will be able to advise you on what is required for your particular system.

Dr Samantha HillsDr Samantha Hills is clinical director at Lynton, the UK manufacturer of lasers and intense pulsed light systems. 

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