We’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) below to help you understand our treatments and to make the right treatment choice for you!



  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do you have dark skin and want the Gloss & Go™ lip blush treatment?
  • Do you have pre-existing Permanent Makeup 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 may not be suitable for some of our treatments.

Please note:  For PMU some skins will not retain the crispness of a hair stroke and some skins may require more retouches than others. We will not carry out work that we feel is inappropriate or work with clients whose expectations we feel we cannot manage.

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Am I suitable for Permanent Makeup and/or Aesthetics?

Most people are suitable for some form of Permanent Makeup or Aesthetics treatment.

At the clinic, either Tracie herself or one of her Team will explore with you which treatments will suit you best. This is a one-to-one consultation and includes a discussion of your desired results 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 explain the process.

How long will the results last?

Permanent Makeup can last for several years but this is dependent on several factors including skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle.

Whilst Permanent Makeup is ‘low maintenance’ it is not ‘no maintenance’. Tracie Giles London recommends a colour refresher treatment every twelve to eighteen months to maintain perfect results.

Each Aesthetics treatment will have different expected results:

  • Dermal & Lip Fillers: 8 – 12 months
  • Vampire Facial: several weeks
  • Anti-wrinkle Injections: 9 months
  • PDO Thread Lift: 18 – 24 months
  • Non-surgical Blepharoplasty: 2 – 3 years
  • Profhilo: several weeks
  • B12 Vitamin Shot: 2-3 months

Are Permanent Makeup & Aesthetics safe?

When performed correctly by expert, trusted technicians Permanent Makeup and Aesthetics treatments are extremely safe. At Tracie Giles London we are a global centre of excellence for Permanent Makeup and Advanced Aesthetics Practitioners, so you are in safe hands! 

For Permanent Makeup, all of our pigments are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic properties.

Permanent Makeup and Aesthetics treatments are trusted by technicians and cosmetic surgeons throughout the world. Ophthalmologists actually recommend eye procedures for women sensitive to conventional cosmetics and Permanent Makeup also serves medical purposes for people recovering from breast cancer, alopecia and chemotherapy patients.

Do Permanent Makeup & Aesthetic treatments hurt?

All procedures are performed with your comfort in mind and our Technicians will do everything possible to minimise any pain or discomfort.

For this reason, anaesthetic gel is applied prior to treatment (for most treatments).

What if I don't like the result?

Tracie and her team will take great care prior to starting your treatment to explain the process and select the treatments that they know from their extensive experience will enhance your face or body and achieve your desired results.

Your treatment plan will be agreed with you before we begin and any Permanent Makeup will be carefully drawn on in pencil before we begin tattooing for you to review, change and finally approve.

This level of care is not universal in the industry, however, and numerous clients have come to the Tracie Giles clinic for correction or improvement of treatments done elsewhere. Although this is a service we provide, we of course prefer to offer our clients perfect results first time!

Are your treatments expensive?

With a huge increase in the popularity of Permanent Makeup & Aesthetics in recent years and with the industry being largely unregulated, you will find Permanent Makeup & Aesthetics treatments for a huge range of different prices. However, in the cosmetic industry it is usually the higher end of the market which will deliver the most effective results.

The quality of treatment not only will impact on the appearance of the final result, but also effect factors such as the safety of the procedure and the length of time that your results will last. For these reasons, quality of service and experience should guide your decision rather than price alone when considering any cosmetic procedure.

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 want the best in PMU and cosmetic aesthetics. 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.


From our experience and the increasing amount of clients that we see with disappointing results from less reputable technicians, we believe that if your budget cannot stretch to a trusted bespoke service endorsed by clients with proven results, then it is probably better to wait.

Permanent Makeup & Aesthetics are long term options so you are likely to regret rushing into a treatment with somewhere cheaper who is immediately available (as we often have a waiting list).

Do you follow health & safety standards?

Yes! At Tracie Giles London we pride ourselves on offering luxurious treatments in a clean and safe environment.

The equipment used is the latest and most technologically advanced. Like medical equipment, permanent cosmetic  & aesthetic 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 all of our individual members of staff.

What's next?

The next step is to arrange a FREE consultation!

At your consultation our technicians will take the time to understand your desired results and create a bespoke treatment plan to help you reach your beauty goals. They will explain the different treatments available, the procedure and the expected results. Everything will be noted down so that when you are ready to book in for your treatment they have everything that they need!

Our technicians never start a treatment without your approval, Tracie has built her reputation on trust and patience for perfect results and her technicians work to the same code of ethics.

At your Permanent Makeup consultation you will receive a fully personalised colour analysis, which will take into account your individual skin undertones, hair and eye colour. Once we have the results of your colour analysis we will create your unique pigment colour, with a blend of our ID Liner pigments. No two people are the same so the pigment mix must be uniquely prescribed for each individual.

All Permanent Makeup procedures are drawn on first so that you can see what the ultimate shape will look like.

Pre-procedural Advice

Have you booked in for your treatments? Make sure you read our pre-procedural advice!