Rio LAHS4 Salon Laser Hair Remover

Unit Overview
Unit Overview

Here is a home laser hair removal unit, a Rio LAHS4. Shown above is the system overview, with the laser wand & the user controls.

Main PCB Top
Main PCB Top

Main base unit popped open reveals the main PCB, with the central processor, a PIC16F628A.

Main PCB Bottom
Main PCB Bottom

Other side of the PCB is mainly populated with power supply & filtering for the logic sections.

Wand PCB
Wand PCB

Cracking open the laser wand reveals a stacked pair of PCBs, a main laser controller & the capacitive sensor PCB. This capacitive sensor connects to a pair of pins on the laser head & prevents operation if the unit is not held firmly against the skin.

Diode Module
Diode Module

Front of the laser diode module with the movable lens, on a pair of voice coil actuators. Very similar to the lens positioner used in any CD/DVD player pickup assembly.
The diode in this unit is an 808nm chip, with power in the 300-600mW range most likely.

Diode Module Rear
Diode Module Rear

Rear of the diode module, with the connections to the diode itself & the voice coil positioner for the lens.

Wand PCB Top
Wand PCB Top

Other side of the wand PCB, showing the capacitive sensor board on top of the main controller board. There is another CPU on the board here, which most likely communicates with the main processor in the base through a serial connection.

 

 

 

 

 

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