1. Clean It Routinely
Keeping your machine clean prevents debris from inhibiting the device. When you clean your cosmetic laser equipment, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions; you’ll need to clean the filters, vents, exterior surfaces, cables, water tank, handpieces, and touch screen. Don’t forget to clean and disinfect any laser eye protection used by the staff members that operate the laser.
2. Check the Cooling System Daily
The next tip for maintaining your cosmetic laser equipment is to check its cooling system daily. The cooling system prevents the machine from overheating, which will help keep the device at a consistent temperature even when the laser uses a lot of energy. Fill the tank with distilled or deionized water as the manufacturer suggests and use a coolant if required.
3. Maintain the Flash Lamp
Your laser’s flash lamp discharges an electric current during use, and you can find the flash lamps either in the base unit or handpiece of the laser, depending on your manufacturer. The flash lamp can become damaged for numerous reasons, such as if the laser head sustains damage, water leaks into the handpiece or system, or the device overheats. Once your flash lamp no longer works, the handpiece or system won’t work, either. Therefore, it’s important to check your device’s flash lamp regularly.
4. Get It Inspected Twice a Year
Bring in a service technician to inspect your laser equipment twice a year. During the inspection, the technician will make sure all components are functioning optimally; if there’s a problem, they can make corrections or suggest changes. Having the piece inspected twice a year helps prevent small problems from becoming bigger disasters.
By keeping your cosmetic laser clean and cool, maintaining the flash lamp, and getting it inspected twice a year, you protect your valuable equipment. Follow these simple steps to avoid machine downtime and continue to provide excellent service to your clients.