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Experience the modern approach to day surgery at FACEmed, where twilight sedation transforms procedures into a more patient-friendly experience. Conscious sedation, as administered at FACEmed by a Consultant Anaesthetist, offers numerous advantages for both patients and medical facilities alike.

What is Twilight Sedation?

Twilight sedation, also known as conscious sedation or procedural sedation, is a medical state in which a patient is given medications intravenously to induce a state of relaxation and drowsiness while remaining conscious and able to respond to verbal cues and physical stimulation. This level of sedation is lighter than general anaesthesia, where a patient is completely unconscious.

The term “twilight” refers to the patient being in a state between wakefulness and deep sedation. During twilight sedation, the patient may experience a decreased awareness of their surroundings and a reduced ability to feel pain or discomfort. This type of sedation is commonly used for various medical and dental procedures, such as minor surgeries, endoscopic procedures, or certain cosmetic procedures.

Why Choose Day Surgery Under Twilight Sedation?

Faster Recovery: With the expert care at FACEmed, patients experience quicker recovery times, minimising postoperative discomfort and allowing them to resume their daily activities sooner.

Cost-Effective Solutions: FACEmed’s day surgery is designed to be cost-effective, avoiding unnecessary overnight hospital stays. Patients can return home on the same day, contributing to reduced overall medical expenses.

Reduced Risk with Professional Care: FACEmed’s experienced team ensures the safety of patients, particularly those with pre-existing health conditions. Twilight sedation at FACEmed minimises complications associated with general anaesthesia. The elimination of extended hospitalisation leads to a more comfortable and streamlined surgical experience.

Patient Satisfaction: FACEmed’s commitment to patient satisfaction is evident in the preference for twilight sedation, providing a conscious and aware experience during day surgery that leads to a more positive overall surgical journey.


Day surgery under twilight sedation at FACEmed, based in the heart of Essex, offers a safe, cost-effective, and patient-friendly alternative to general anaesthesia, showcasing a commitment to excellence in modern medical interventions.