Earwax, medically known as cerumen, is a natural byproduct created by the body forming a protective lining in the ear canal.

You may be predisposed to producing excess ear wax, the amount secreted can significantly vary between people.

The procedure is done without water, reducing the risk of infection. It can also be performed on people who have a perforated eardrum or other complications, unlike traditional methods of wax removal.

For general enquiries and to book an appointment contact us!

+44 7385 874159


earcare@aceraesthetics.co.uk

DURATION OF TREATMENT

Approximately From 20 minutes to 40 minutes depending on the procedure.
ANAESTHESIA REQUIRED

No anesthetic is required for this procedure.
SUITABLE FOR

Anyone concerned with excess ear wax. Suitable for all age groups.
RECOVERY TIME

None.

Certified Professional

  • Safe and effective professional ear care.
  • Microsuction- earwax removal specialists.
  • Covering all of North West England.
Home Visits Also Available

Our Locations

Akhtars Pharmacy
Unit 4
Audley Range
Blackburn
BB1 1TG

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St George's Ln
12 St George's Ln
Blackpool
Thornton-Cleveleys
FY5 3LT

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Acer Dental Clinic Leigh
Inside Sainsbury’s
Atherleigh way
Leigh
WN7 5SJ

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Acer Dental Clinic Leigh
Inside Sainsbury’s
Atherleigh way
Leigh
WN7 5SJ

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Ambulant Physiotherapy
301 Plungington Road
Fulwood
Preston
PR2 3PS

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Millennium Centre Pharmacy
Millennium Centre (St. Helens) Ltd
Corporation Street
Saint Helens
WA10 1HJ

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Shakespeare's Chemist
9 Oak Lane
Manningham
Bradford
BD9 4PU

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Wax Removal Pricing

For home visits, additional charges will apply depending on location.

For 1 Ear

£40

For 2 Ears

£65

What can go wrong when you try to clean your ear yourself?

We highly advise against the use of cotton buds or inserting any other small objects into the ear canal. Wax and other foreign bodies can easily be pushed too far into the ear canal leading to potential irreversible damage. This may cause pain, infection, and hearing loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

1WHAT IS EAR WAX?
Earwax, medically known as cerumen, is a natural byproduct created by the body forming a protective lining in the ear canal. The oily substance is produced by glands within the ear canal, providing protection from dust and bacteria. It is useful in small quantities, helping to clean and lubricate the ear canal, however an excess can lead to a blockage causing problems.
2WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF EARWAX?
  • A narrow/bendy ear canal.
  • Regular wear of hearing aids/ear plugs as wax doesn't have a chance to migrate out of the ear canal and may be pushed further down.
  • Hair inside the canal mixing with the wax and trapping it.
  • Hyperactive glands on the ear canal lining over producing wax.
3WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF EARWAX?
  • Tinnitus- an internal noise only heard by yourself such as a ringing/buzzing sound.
  • Earache.
  • A feeling of fullness inside the ears.
  • Occlusion effect- being able to hear internal sounds much louder e.g. own pulse, chewing hearing loss- wax restricts the sound waves reaching the eardrum causing temporary hearing loss.
  • Irritation/dryness.
  • Vertigo- a sensation of spinning and dizziness.
4WHAT IS MICROSUCTION?

Microsuction is an efficient, reliable and quick technique used to safely remove wax from the ears.


Your ears will first be examined with an otoscope to assess if there is a build up of wax. A gentle suction tube is carefully inserted into the ear canal and used to vacuum, collect and remove the wax under magnification provided from a head loupe. A bright light and ear tip will be used to enhance the view of the inside of the ear canal. The process can be noisy but should not cause any pain. It will take an average of 15-20 minutes to perform, however depending on the amount, depth and type of wax the timings may vary. It is advisable to use an olive oil spray in advance of your appointment to help soften the wax.


The procedure is done without water, reducing the risk of infection. It can also be performed on people who have a perforated eardrum or other complications, unlike traditional methods of wax removal.