Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Treatments & Ear Irrigation. Quick, Safe & Easy

Ear Wax Removal Treatments

£50 for one ear or £60 for both*

Where possible we will always try and offer you microsuction as we feel this is by far the safest form of ear wax removal.

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Just off the M74 motorway our main centre is in Hamilton where we have our purpose-built ear wax removal clinic.

Take the stress out of your journey! Our Hamilton clinic offers the luxury of ample and easy parking facilities within 30 seconds walk of the clinic.


Call us 01698 283549

MICROSUCTION

By far the safest form of ear wax removal mostly because unlike syringing or irrigation when we carry out wax removal by micro suction we have full visibility of the procedure. Another benefit of microsuction wax removal is it can be carried out almost immediately with no requirement to put oil in for a week beforehand.

This results in a far more convenient way to have ear wax removed especially if you have to go on holiday within the week!


Microsuction ear wax removal is also safe for people who have had middle ear problems especially perforated ear drums and problems with vertigo.

01698 283549

Please note – By Appointment only - No Walk ins will be accepted

£50 for one ear or £60 for both*

Take the stress out of your journey! Just off the M74 motorway our main centre is in Hamilton where we have our purpose-built ear wax removal clinic with ample & easy parking facilities within 30 seconds walk of the clinic.

*99.9% of ear wax can be removed the same day. If you have used a cotton bud you may have impacted the wax and it may be too hard to remove with one appointment. We would advise a few days oil before a visit if this is the case. If you require a second appointment because of cotton bud use this will be charged @ £20.


IRRIGATION

If for some reason we are unable to offer you a microsuction ear wax removal we will offer wax removal by irrigation. Unlike syringing which is a forced entry of lukewarm water into the ear which can't be regulated for pressure and in some instances cause damage to the ear drum or cause extreme vertigo irrigation is a controlled stream of water that gently flows around the ear canal until the wax is removed.

Where possible we will always try and offer you microsuction as we feel this is by far the safest form of ear wax removal.

01698 283549

Ear Wax Removal FAQ's

1WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF COTTON BUDS FOR THE USE OF EAR WAX MANAGEMENT. WHY?
Ear wax is trying to migrate out your ear in a natural order. If you put a thick cotton bud down your ear canal which may only be a centimetre high all you will do is push the wax further in and impact it. You also run the very real risk of rupturing your ear drum. Your ear drum is 0.1 mm thick and is no match for a cotton bud. Don’t do it!

Do not use cotton buds for the use of ear wax removal.

2I KEEP HAVING TO GET MY EAR WAX CLEANED OUT WHY IS THAT?
Some people do indeed produce more ear wax than others. We have some customers who need ear wax cleaning out of their ears every 3 months and some who need it done annually. We talk to customers in their 80’s who are having ear wax cleaned out for the first time. So why the difference?

Some people just produce lots of wax.
Wearing things in your ears so ear wax cant get out such as hearing aids, noise protection, ear phones.
If you have lots of hair in your ears then the earwax can get stuck and tangled in the hair.
Narrow ear canals or ear canals that have a very sharp bend in it known as an s bend.
If you keep putting your finger in your ear and wiggling it to scratch it this can push the wax back in.
Have we said cotton buds? Cotton buds there! (don’t do it).
Dry skin conditions.
Working environments that have lots of dust or require headsets.
3WHY DOES MY DR'S SURGERY TELL ME IT'S 2 WEEKS UNTIL THEY CAN REMOVE MY EARWAX?
The vast majority of GP surgeries still use the ear wax syringing technique. The main drawback of ear wax removal by syringing the ears is that the ear wax has to be super soft for it to be a relatively safe practice. If the ear wax is hard and the force of water is directed in the wrong way it may push the impacted ear wax towards the ear drum and in some cases blow right through your ear drum which in worst case scenarios cause permanent hearing loss & or tinnitus.

Therefore, to remove the dangers of earwax removal by syringing the surgery will ask that you soften your earwax with oil which is generally Sodium bicarbonate in Lanarkshire.
4WHY DOES MY DOCTORS SURGERY NOT OFFER EAR WAX REMOVAL USING MICRO SUCTION?
Good question. Ear wax removal by microsuction is a bit of a fine art. Although very safe and by far the safest form of ear wax removal it is more time consuming than ear syringing. Removing ear wax by ear syringe can take seconds whereas removing ear wax using microsuction can take up to 30 mins for both ears. Obviously time is very precious for Doctors surgery therefore 30 minutes to remove ear wax would be too great a time to manage.

Earwax removal by microsution also requires a safe environment with plenty of space and expensive specialist equipment. Not all GP surgeries will have this space to carry out the procedure safely.

No need to wait 2 weeks for your appointment, call us today to make your booking.
5IS EAR WAX REMOVAL BY MICROSUCTION PAINFUL?

NO EAR WAX REMOVAL BY MICROSUCTION IS NOT PAINFUL

Ear wax removal by microsuction is not painful if done correctly and in the correct environment with the correct kit not forgetting to mention the skilled practitioner. You as a patient have a role to play as well. Keep still and relax. Most people will comment it tickles as it excites the little hairs in your ears.

Ear wax removal by microsuction does not use a force or jet down the ear so there should be no risk of pushing earwax down the ear canal at a fast rate which is why syringing or in some cases irrigation can be dangerous.
6WHAT MAKES MICROSUCTION SAFER THAN SYRINGING OR IRRIGATION?
As touched on before ear wax removal by microsuction involves pulling ear wax from the ear. There is no force of water being jettisoned down the ear canal.

The main dangers with ear irrigation and ear syringing is the water forcing the wax down your ear drum at speed and rupturing your ear drum. The ear drum is only 0.1 mm thick. It's so precious and great care should be taken with it.

Other real dangers with ear syringing and ear wax irrigation is incorrect water temperature. If the water is too cold, it can create sever dizziness and nausea.

If you have a perforated ear drum which is masked by the ear wax then imagine what feeling you will get when water is sent rushing down your ear canal at speed! It won’t be good that’s for sure. With ear wax removal using microsuction the risk is removed because no force is sent down the ear canal.

Ear syringing and ear irrigation can also in some instances cause otitis external or more commonly known as an ear infection.