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Clearanail drill with 3 SUMS (Drill Bits) £1000 ONO

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by Gareth Mcmullan, Aug 15, 2017.


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    I am selling my clearanail drill
    Have had it for 2 years and got good results from it
    I just find I am not using it that much anymore so thinking of buying a new toy for the practice, hence why I am selling it on.
    Cost me £2500 all in.
    I am open to offers in and around £1000
     
  2. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    Hi Gareth,

    Interesting.

    I am also finding there is not much uptake for this modality, even though it is an excellent treatment. I am unsure why this is the case, and perhaps lack of effective marketing to enter into the psyche of the public, might have something to do with it. I have a hunch this would require more than a few posters in the office / clinic and needs instead to find its' way to TV commercials (prohibitively expensive for small companies)

    Perhaps this needs an entirely different business model. It's a little tricky, in the US, where insurance doesn't provide payment (and most, if not all, patients are reluctant to pay extra, in addition to their costly monthly health insurance premiums, to pay out of pocket for such a treatment). Other good treatments have suffered a similar fate in the past and it's not an adverse reflection of the value of nail trephination.

    Reducing the treatment fee is one option but: business is business - when there is a low return it simply doesn't 'pay' to assign the necessary treatment time.
     
  3. Hi Dieter, how are you finding the results? I have actually done allot of these, and had good success, but i am getting very frustrated with patient compliance. Those who use the post treatment anti fungal treatment daily or twice daily are getting great results. But too many patients are coming in to get it and not using the antifungal treatment after and it then isnt working. Time to look into a different approach, plus it is very time consuming drilling the nails and charging less is not an option as I have already to tried to price it fairly. I think this would work better in a big city where people are more readily happy to spend their money.
     
  4. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    Gareth:

    I haven't, yet, given up on it (I live in a city of 12 million) - and to be fair with moving offices, may attention has been on other issues. The patient compliance - I tell them, before the treatment, there's no point in drilling the nail if they do not follow up correctly. After that: I hand it over to the patient and document.
     
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