Our Treatments

Ear Microsuction

The accumulation of ear wax in the ear canal can be very distressing especially for the elderly, young children and people with learning difficulties.  The symptoms to look out for are:

·       A decrease or muffled hearing,

·       Pain and discomfort,

·       Itchiness and ringing in the ears.

We use the latest ear wax suctioning method, where the wax is suctioned at a low pressure gently out of your ears.  This method is less intrusive than other methods.


Essex Body Cleanse advises the use of ear drops 2 to 3 times a day for 3 to 4 days prior to your appointment, for the best suctioning results.

Frequently Aked Questions

How do I prepare for treatment?

Olive oil is the preferred method of ear drops to soften the ear wax, as it is gentle to the skin.  Olive oil is readily available in almost every supermarket.

To apply olive oil, lie on your side and put approximately 3 to 4 drops in your ear.

When applying the olive oil, it is best to lie down for 5 to 10 minutes on each side to allow the olive oil to soak the earwax.

Use olive oil in the morning and also before going to bed.  For the night-time application Essex Body Cleanse recommends that you straight afterwards apply a touch of Vaseline on the inside of a cotton ball and place it into your ears.  The Vaseline helps to keep the oil in by preventing the oil from soaking the cotton ball thus helping to soften the wax.

Why do we produce ear wax?

Most patients ask the question all the time. ‘Why do I produce ear wax?’

Earwax is also known as a thick fluid called Cerumen, which helps to push waste out of the ear canal such as debris, sweat and dead cells.  Everyone produces a different amount of ear wax; yellow, brown or even orange.  Excess ear wax results in hearing loss or ear discomfort.  Some people tend to produce more ear wax due to high levels of stress and also because they have excessive dry skin, thus producing more debris in the ears.  The thick Cerumen fluid is beneficial to moisturise your ear canal protecting it from dryness and itchiness.

Other interesting facts about earwax;

People with African and European ancestors tend to have moistened ear wax compare to Asian descent.