- 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.
- Tinnitus- an internal noise only heard by yourself such as a ringing/buzzing sound.
- 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.
- Vertigo- a sensation of spinning and dizziness.
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.
Laser Hair Removal
The laser technology we use is suitable for all skin types, on men and women and on many conditions.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Dark skin
- Light skin
- Excess hair
- Face / body hair removal