Microsuction uses a microscope to view your ear canal and a small 'hoover' to suck out the ear wax, making it a gentle, pain free procedure.
Microsuction is more effective than common alternative treatments such as ear syringing, which uses a jet of water to try and dislodge wax build ups, or using a probe and a headlight. As well as removing more wax, microsuction is safer because the procedure is performed under direct vision using both eyes with a microscope which means that there is good depth perception and a clear view of the tip of the suction probe at all times.
As with any procedure, there are some very uncommon risks. These risks include:
With microsuction these risks are very small because the practitioner can see clearly through the microscope what they are doing at all times.
Whenever anything is done to the ear, be it using cotton buds, ear syringing, cleaning with a probe and headlight or Ear Microsuction there are always risks. We feel microsuction is the safest technique to remove ear wax.