FAQs

This section answers some frequently-asked questions about permanent makeup – also sometimes referred to as semi-permanent makeup. Please click on the questions below to see the appropriate answer.

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  • Are you pregnant/breastfeeding?
  • Do you have dark skin and want the Gloss and Go™ lip treatment?
  • Do you have pre-existing Permanent Make Up that has been done elsewhere?
  • Do you suffer from cold sores?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, you will need to speak to a member of our team prior to booking your appointment as you could be contraindicated. Before booking you should also be aware that we will not carry out work that we feel is inappropriate or work with clients whose expectations we feel we cannot manage. Some skins will not retain the crispness of a hairstroke and some skins may require more retouches than others.

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Why have Permanent Make-up?

Everyone wants to look the best they can, naturally. Think how convenient it would be to enjoy perfectly shaped eyebrows, wide-awake, pretty eyes and beautifully contoured lips, without the effort of time-consuming makeup rituals. All subtle, soft and perfectly in place with no smudging, no mess, no problem.

With permanent makeup you have the confidence of knowing you look the best you can look, right round the clock.

Am I suitable for permanent makeup?

Most people are suitable for some form of permanent makeup. At the clinic, either Tracie herself or one of her Elite team will explore with you precisely which treatments will suit you best. This is a one-to-one consultation and includes a discussion of your dreams and expectations and any features you wish to correct or balance. From this discussion, your technician will recommend the specific treatments she believes will achieve the effect you want and how it can be achieved.

How long will Permanent Make-up last?

Permanent Make-up can last for several years but this is dependent on several factors including skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle.
Whilst it is ‘low maintenance’ it is not ‘no maintenance’. Rather like hair colour it will need refreshing but far less often.

Tracie Giles recommends a colour refresher treatment every twelve to eighteen months to maintain perfect results.

Is Permanent Make-up safe?

Absolutely. All pigments are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic properties. They are trusted by technicians and cosmetic surgeons throughout the world. Ophthalmologists actually recommend eye procedures for women sensitive to conventional cosmetics.

Does Permanent Make-up hurt?

The procedure is performed with your comfort in mind. For this reason, anaesthetic gel is applied prior to treatment to minimise discomfort.

What if I don't like the result?

Tracie and her team will take great care to discuss treatments they know will enhance your face or body the way you want it to. Because they take so much trouble with this initial personal consultation, no client has ever been unhappy with the end result. Such care may not be universal in the industry, however, numerous new clients have come to the Tracie Giles clinic asking to correct or improve treatments done elsewhere.

Is Permanent Make-up expensive?

Compared with many other cosmetic enhancements, for example dermal fillers and Botox which require frequent and costly maintenance, permanent makeup is a comparatively low cost option. However, in the cosmetic industry it is usually the higher end of the market which will deliver the most effective results. For this reason, quality of service should guide your decision rather than price alone when considering any cosmetic procedure. Tracie Giles treatments list.

Tracie is a high end practitioner and her clients fly in from all over the world. She takes care of some well known faces and clients from all walks of life who simply demand the best.

Tracie’s head technician Karina is very highly regarded and experienced she is a registered ‘elite linergist’ with the prestigious Long Time Liner academy in Munich. Karina is involved in press and media work with the clinic. Tracie wanted to keep a competitive edge for pricing and is proud to be able to offer a world class service with a scale of prices to suit most budgets.

Our policy is quite clear from our experience of seeing clients with unfortunately disappointing results from less reputable traders. This industry is largely unlegislated so please do not be driven by price alone. If you cannot stretch to having a tried and trusted bespoke service which is endorsed by proven experienced results, then it is probably better to wait until you can. Likewise we often have a waiting list, this speaks volumes, please be patient and wait for the appointment. Permanent makeup is a long term option so rushing into this with somewhere who is immediately available could be a regrettable decision.

Health & safety standards?

Rest assured the equipment used is the latest and most technologically advanced. Like medical equipment, permanent cosmetic equipment is safe by design against cross contamination. All needles are single use only and device parts are autoclavable. All equipment selected and used by Tracie Giles and her team is fully inspected by the Health and Safety executive and complies with all Health and Safety requirements. Our premises is fully Licensed by Kensington and Chelsea Health and Safety and so are our individual members of staff.

What next?

Now that you have discovered this revolutionary system, the next step is to arrange a consultation. Prior to the consultation you will be sent a simple skin patch test, to ensure your suitability for treatment. At the consultation you will receive a fully personalised colour analysis, which will take into account your individual skin undertones, hair and eye colour. With the results, the pigment is then custom blended. No two people are the same so the pigment mix must be uniquely prescribed for each individual.

We then discuss your desired look and explain how this can be achieved. All permanent makeup procedures are drawn on first so that you can see how the shape will look. Our technicians never start a treatment without your approval, Tracie has built her reputation on trust and patience to get it ‘right’ and her technicians work to the same code of ethics.

Initial treatments can take up to two hours to complete. Appointments are generally arranged in two stages spaced at 4 to 6 weeks apart; this allows for a safe, comfortable and gradual.

Pre Procedural Advice

It is not advisable to tint perm or curl your eyelashes for one week prior to treatment and two weeks after. It is also not advisable to tint your eyebrows although you may shape them if you prefer to but this service is provided at the time of your permanent eyebrows.

Please bring glasses to wear after your eyeliner procedure as contact lenses cannot be worn for 24 hours post procedurally. If you already suffer with cold sores you may be advised to use some oral or topical Zovirax to minimise the possibility of the treatment triggering an outbreak.

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