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Essex Lodge is one of a chain of clinics in the Essex Medical Aesthetics group based in London and Essex. Essex Lodge undertakes a range of treatments including anti-wrinkle Botox® injections, dermal fillers, and some minor surgery procedures. As a Glasgow University qualified medical practitioner, Dr Hardeep Nandra has 23 years experience in medicine, as both a GP and a hospital doctor. Dr Nandra is also a B.A.C.D member, and a cosmetic surgery specialist, therefore carries out all procedures requiring a higher level of experience. Appointments at any of the clinics in the group can be made by calling the telephone number on the Essex Lodge website, or using the enquiry form. Locations of all centres providing treatments are also on the website. Botox® treatments use fine needles to inject filling fluid into problem areas. It may be used to reduce facial lines, to assist with teeth grinding, to alleviate sweat problems (underarm), or to help reduce tension associated with headaches. Dermal fillers inject gel into the skin with smoothing, using a choice of products including Restylane. Warts and small cysts can be removed with minor surgical procedures, as can moles and skin tags. This surgery may come in the form of freezing using liquid nitrogen, hot wired electric cautery, small cutting procedures with local anaesthetic or steroid injections for keloid scarring. All practices are undertaken by fully qualified nurses at Essex Lodge, many being carried out by Dr Nandra.