Treatments
At Imperial Wax Solutions, we offer a range of effective, pain free treatments. After initial consultation, our trained Ear Wax Technician will determine the level of wax build up, and discuss the most effective treatment to suit your individual need. Each option will be explained clearly to you, allowing you to make an informed decision.
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Wax removal methods

Our clinical wax care specialists will be able to talk through the options, review your completed health questionnaire and advise on the most suitable method for you.

Manual Extraction

Manual ear wax removal is performed using a long thin instrument that are carefully and gently used dislodge the wax and remove it from your ear. This method is most typically suitable for removing a small amount of wax that has built up near the entrance of your ear canal.
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After the procedure there is a risk of developing an ear infection if aftercare is not followed. Therefore, it is important to keep your ears clean and dry for at least 5-7 days post procedure.

Irrigation

The water irrigation method to remove ear wax allows the technician to flush warm water through the ear canal using an ear irrigator, allowing the wax to be removed. The irrigation solution is carefully warmed to body temperature to reduce dizziness and/or vertigo (which can commonly occur if the solution is either too warm or too cold). We use the spray to gently stream water into the ear, it may need to be repeated a couple of times. When the wax has been removed, we use a special mopping apparatus to dry the ear canal.

This is an extremely safe, gentle and effective method. This procedure is typically used to remove larger quantities of ear wax.

Microsuction

Microsuction is the cleanest and safest method of wax removal as it does not require water to remove the wax.

A fine tube is connected to a suction machine. Our ear wax technician is able to view your ear canal with the aid of a microscope to allow them to see exactly where the wax build up is. It is a very thorough process and is particularly suitable for smaller ear canals and for those who may have suffered problems with their ears previously, such as ear drum perforation.

The technician will first examine your ears to conform there is earwax present. Using the information you provide on your pre completed health questionnaire, we will determine is microsuction is a viable option for you based on previous ear health.

The process can take anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes depending on the amount of wax present and the position. Following the procedure, we will check the ear canal once again to ensure it is clear and healthy.

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