watch this video to learn more 
Michael Calderone's migraine headaches have been so crushing that life his life would just stop.

"I would come home in the summer after working and go pass out in a dark room with a headache so bad I would lose the rest of the day," said Calderone (52-year-old) . "I was totally dysfunctional until I passed out." The headaches only got worse as he grew older.
"If it hit in the morning, I would lose a whole day and the next day until it would cycle down," he said. "No bright lights, no stress, no activity at all -- just not to agitate your head so it would not get worse."
 That was until he met Dr. Bahman Guyuron, chair of the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Guyuron had pioneered a surgical technique that he had discovered by accident while doing cosmetic surgery on women.

In July 2008, Guyuron gave Calderone a forehead lift, freeing entrapped nerves behind his eyes that had caused chronic and excruciating pain on the left side of his face.
And today, the migraines are gone. "At one point I was getting them every day --- I was incapacitated," said Calderone. "Now, I feel like I have my life back."

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, an estimated 36 million Americans -- about 10 percent of the population, suffer from migraines. They are not just headaches, but an array of neurological symptoms that can include throbbing head pain, nausea and visual disturbances. Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the most disabling medical conditions. 
watch this video and learn more about this topic
Three times as many women as men are afflicted, according to the foundation, which funds research and provides medical resources for patients. Migraines tend to run in families. Both Calderone's 21-year-old daughter and his niece have them. Attacks can last between four and 72 hours and may include nausea, vomiting, as well as extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell. Tingling or numbness can also occur in the extremities or face.

But now, plastic surgeons, many of whom have been trained under Guyuron, are offering nerve decompression surgery. He theorizes that 90 percent of all migraines are caused by irritation of the peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve. Guyuron first discovered the connection between migraine and nerve compression by muscles, vessels and bone 12 years ago."A surgeon's wife had a forehead lift and came for a follow-up with me," he said. "She told me she was not only happy with the way she looked, but she hadn't had a migraine for the previous six months."
"I thought it was a coincidence, but another patient told me the same thing," said Guyuron. So he investigated 314 patients who had undergone forehead lifts over the previous decade, revealing that 31 of 39 who reported migraine headaches saw "significant improvement." "That was the beginning," he said.

A Guyuron-led study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2009, found that nearly 85 percent of patients who underwent the nerve decompression surgery had a 50 percent reduction in migraine.
His work suggests that migraine arises from irritation in the nerves, which releases toxins and begins a "cascade of events that end up being a full-blown migraine in the head." According to Guyuron, there are four common trigger points on the face and four less common ones. Most are on the forehead, temple, back of the head and behind the eyes."Each one has a different mechanism and reason for the nerves being irritated, and we have developed a surgical technique for each trigger," he said.
botulinum toxins effective migraine treatment
Plastic Surgeons Try Botox First

Surgery is done on an outpatient basis and lasts about 45 minutes to an hour for each trigger point that is deactivated. In three out of four cases, it is a muscle that is compressing the nerve, though it can be bone or even the cartilage of a deviated septum. Guyuron first tests a patient with Botox, which paralyzes the muscle, to see if it has a positive effect. "If they respond to Botox, I know they will respond to surgery well," he said. 

For Calderone, Botox injected above his left eyebrow and it had a remarkable effect. "It would stop it for three or four months, then the migraines would begin again," said Calderone. "But it was still better than getting them every day." But after three years, he decided to look to a more permanent treatment. 
Calderone paid $10,000 out of pocket for his surgery, but he estimates he was spending nearly as much on Botox, injections and medications.
Guyuron operated on the muscle across his nose. "In three and a half years, I haven't gotten a migraine, just tension headaches." "I can now tell you what a tension headache is -- and it's nothing. And a sinus infection -- nothing," he said. "It doesn't progress."
Guyuron said most patients, like Calderone, have found that medications don't work or they are unhappy with side effects. 

But Cathy Glaser, a retired lawyer and founder of the Migraine Research Foundation, said she is not convinced surgery is a cure-all for migraines."It's a very complex disease and there are difference kinds of migraines and we don't know the cause," she said. Nerve decompression is only one of about five different surgical techniques from repairing a hole in the heart to implanting electrodes to stimulate the nerves. "Surgical interventions are really an end-of-the-line treatment and not something you are going to do when you are first diagnosed," said Glaser. "It's very extreme and there are side effects." Infection and bleeding can occur, as well as some numbness associated with the surgery that can be long-lasting or permanent. Rarely, minimal hair loss around the incision site can result.
"They go in and open up your head and play with the nerves," said Glaser. "It's a pretty big intervention … You have to be careful when you read the headlines about a cure. But it does help some people." She said studies have been in a population that is small and very selective -- those for whom other therapies have been unsuccessful. Insurance companies are reluctant to cover the procedure while it is still considered somewhat experimental. "The measure of efficacy is different in a lot of studies -- there isn't a gold standard," she said. Causes of migraine can include hormonal fluctuation, particularly in women, and genetic disposition. If one parent has migraine, a child has a 40 percent chance of developing it. With both parents, it rises to 90 percent, according to Glaser. Such was the case with her daughter Samantha, who has had migraines since the age of 3 -- nearly daily since seventh grade.

Samantha Semlitz, 23, of New York City copes with her migraines without surgery. Glaser and her husband began the organization seven years ago when they saw that there was no foundation dedicated to research and a paucity of information. While Samantha was in residential treatment at the Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, they saw "people of all ages whose lives were destroyed by headaches." Today, Samantha Semlitz is 23 and supports her parents' work. Despite daily pain, she is getting her master's degree in early childhood education at Fordham University and teaches at a school in Harlem. Her headaches build during the day to a crescendo of "throbbing pain" at night. Semlitz is on medication and said she would not consider surgery -- at least not yet. "I have thought about it, but decided against it," she said. "I am not that desperate." "I've had it them so long, I have learned to cope with them," she said. "I haven't known anything different." But she is eager to see more research and helps monitor a Facebook page for the foundation and a group page for those who suffer from migraine. And she continues to work for more research, but understands the challenges in fundraising."It's hard," said Semlitz. "Because people don't die from migraine -- you can't pull out the death card." But she knows how desperate patients are. "You feel completely incapacitated, and feel like you are dying."
Ptosis or droopy sagging eyelids

Migraines and headaches can cause  ptosis (a droopy hanging, sagging eyelid). Ptosis, drooping, sagging,  hooded eyelids can have a major impact on your physical and mental health. Not only is ptosis a cosmetic or aesthetic problem, but can also cause physical symptoms. People with ptosis often look less healthy, sleepy, bored, tired, sad or uninterested. In many cases the lashes constantly irritate the eye, sometimes causing tearing or redness which is very uncomfortable. When the ptosis (sagging or drooping eyelid) is severe, it can even lead to obstructed vision. The result of ptosis is often that the eyebrows are pulled up to reduce the suffering from the hanging upper eyelids. In the course of the day this can become very tiring. The continuous raising of the eyebrows may cause or aggravate frown lines and wrinkles in the forehead. 

For immediate temporary or long-term relief, correction and rejuvenation of ptosis caused by migraines and headaches you can use  Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift.

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is developed and designed to instantly restore droopy,  hooded or sagging eyelids to a more healthy, symmetric and youthful shape. Lily is a nonsurgical, safe, affordable eye lift with sensational visible results without side effects or recovery time in just seconds. Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift provides relief from both cosmetic- and functional problems caused by ptosis, drooping, sagging or  hooded eyelids.

Easy to use

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is a thin invisible comfortable high quality medical grade, upper eyelid strip made of silicon, known and used after (plastic) surgery to improve wound healing and reduce the forming of scar tissue. The Lily strips provide the support necessary to lift and shape the sagging upper eyelid skin, resulting in a symmetrical, natural and youthful shape of the eyes, making them look rejuvenated, brightened and healthy, without side effects, surgery and down time in just seconds. Lily comes with a protective and nourishing gel. The gel improves adhesion and makes repositioning of the strips and removal easy without damaging the delicate skin of the upper eyelid. The results are amazing.Visit our  website for more information.
Lily is a product from The Leading Injectable Centers of the World®  Quality in Beauty
Developed and recommended by leading medical doctors

Copyright©2012 LICW. All Rights Reserved. The information provided by LICW is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. All names, logos and servicemarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks.
 
Picture
Some medication / drugs can cause the eyelid(s) to droop, also called ptosis:
  • opioids such as: oxycodone and hydrocodone, 
  • morphine and others in high doses
  • herion 
Ptosis, drooping, sagging,  hooded eyelids can have a major impact on your physical and mental health. Not only is ptosis a cosmetic or aesthetic problem, but can also cause physical symptoms. People with ptosis often look less healthy, sleepy, bored, tired, sad or uninterested. In many cases the lashes constantly irritate the eye, sometimes causing tearing or redness which is very uncomfortable. When the ptosis (sagging or drooping eyelid) is severe, it can even lead to obstructed vision. The result of ptosis is often that the eyebrows are pulled up to reduce the suffering from the hanging upper eyelids. In the course of the day this can become very tiring. The continuous raising of the eyebrows may cause or aggravate frown lines and wrinkles in the forehead.

Treatment

•               special ptosis glasses
•               upper eyelid surgery
•               NEW Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is a very thin invisible high quality medical grade, upper eyelid strip made of silicon, known and used after (plastic) surgery to improve wound healing and reduce the forming of scar tissue. The Lily strips provide the support necessary to lift and shape the sagging upper eyelid skin, resulting in a symmetrical, natural and youthful shape of the eyes, making them look rejuvenated, brightened and healthy, without side effects, surgery and down time in just seconds. Lily comes with a protective and nourishing gel. The gel improves adhesion and makes repositioning of the strips and removal easy without damaging the delicate skin of the upper eyelid. The results are amazing. 

Have a look on our  website for more information about  Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift and follow us on Twitter or like us in Facebook to get the latest news about Lily and special offers.

Lily is a product from The Leading Injectable Centers of the World®  Quality in Beauty
Developed and recommended by leading medical doctors

Copyright©2012 LICW. All Rights Reserved. The information provided by LICW is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. All names, logos and servicemarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks.

 
Do you have hooded eyes and want them opened up? Here is what you need to know. 

Many people are born with “hooded eyes”.  This term can be loosely defined as eyes that are set in such a way that the skin above the eye protrudes over the natural crease of the eyelid.  The crease of the eyelid is the line on the lid that forms the back curve of the eyelid when the eye is open. Hooded generally means eyelids that are partly covered by skin when the eyes are open. The main reason is bone structure, and therefor it can been seen in all ages, even young persons. It’s likely that everyone’s eyes will eventually become hooded as a result of aging. Hooded eyelids tend to drag the eyes downward, sometimes creating a closed and sagging appearance.
Hooded eyelids tend to drag the eyes downward, sometimes creating a closed and sagging appearance
Hooded, as it relates to bone structure, describes a brow area above the lids that juts out a bit, causing the skin that covers the area just below the eyebrows to obscure part of the eyelids along the curve of the lid.  In younger people, the skin that covers a portion of the eyelid is not actually sagging, even though it may have the appearance of heaviness. This type of eye structure is also called “bedroom eyes”, as it appears seductive to some people.  Some well known celebrities have hooded eyelids. 
 
The word hooded is also used to describe large eyelids that have no distinct shape or definition.  This type of lid does not have the crease that creates an eyelid in deeper set eyes. 
Hooded eyelids are common among those of Asian descent, and unlike the previous description of a more pronounced brow, it’s an eye configuration that results from a flatter, smoother bone structure.  
The difference between hooded eyes and droopy eyelids is that unlike hooded eyes which people are born with, eyelid droop usually occurs over time and is associated with loss of elasticity in the skin above the eye.

For those looking to open up the eyelid area,  Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift  can create the look of a full eyelid by lifting and supporting the skin that’s covering the eyelid underneath.
Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is developed and designed to instantly restore droopy, hooded or sagging eyelids to a more healthy, symmetric and youthful shape. Lily is a nonsurgical, safe, affordable eye lift with sensational visible results without side effects or recovery time in just seconds. Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift provides relief from both cosmetic- and functional problems caused by ptosis, drooping, sagging or hooded eyelids.

Here is a picture of my eyes. The left eye is hooded and sagging, hanging on my lashes. It makes me look old, tired and the eyelids feel even heavy. The right eye is opened up, lifted, with a visible crease giving me a much younger, more healthy and natural look.
Eye makeup on the hooded upper eyelid is difficult to apply, smutching and is sometimes hardly visible. There are some great tutorials you can watch on YouTube about eye make-up for hooded eyes.

You can combine them with Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift for an even more amazing look!

IT IS EASY

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is a thin invisible high quality medical grade, upper eyelid strip made of silicon, known and used after (plastic) surgery to improve wound healing and reduce the forming of scar tissue. The Lily strips provide the support necessary to lift and shape the upper eyelid skin, resulting in a symmetrical, natural and youthful shape of the eyes, making them look rejuvenated, brightened and healthy, without side effects, surgery and down time in just seconds. Lily comes with a protective and nourishing gel. The gel improves adhesion and makes repositioning of the strips and removal easy without damaging the delicate skin of the upper eyelid. The results are amazing.

Lily is now available. 

BUY NOW

Follow us on  Twitter or like us in Facebook for updates and special offers.

Lily is a product from The Leading Injectable Centers of the World®  Quality in Beauty
Developed and recommended by leading medical doctors

Copyright©2012 LICW. All Rights Reserved. The information provided by LICW is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. All names, logos and servicemarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks. 
 
Did you know that our skin is aging from 30 onwards and this is the most common cause to develop droopy, hanging eyes or ptosis?

Ptosis, drooping, sagging,  hooded eyelids can have a major impact on your physical and mental health. Not only is ptosis a cosmetic or aesthetic problem, but can also cause physical symptoms. People with ptosis often look less healthy, sleepy, bored, tired, sad or uninterested. In many cases the lashes constantly irritate the eye, sometimes causing tearing or redness which is very uncomfortable. When the ptosis (sagging or drooping eyelid) is severe, it can even lead to obstructed vision. The result of ptosis is often that the eyebrows are pulled up to reduce the suffering from the hanging upper eyelids. In the course of the day this can become very tiring. The continuous raising of the eyebrows may cause or aggravate frown lines and wrinkles in the forehead.

The most common cause for droopy, hanging eyelids or ptosis is (normal) aging. The changes of the upper eyelids are mainly because the skin loses its elasticity and the tendon that attaches the levator muscle, the major muscle that lifts the eyelid, can stretch and cause the eyelid to fall and rest on the eyelashes. 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

•               special ptosis glasses
•               upper eyelid surgery
•               NEW Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift

Lily  Leading Instant Eye Lift: 

lifts, shapes and brightens your eyes in seconds 
with a guaranteed natural look without surgery
easy, safe, comfortable and discreet

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift is developed and designed to instantly restore droopy,  hooded or sagging eyelids to a more healthy, symmetric and youthful shape. Lily is a nonsurgical, safe, affordable eye lift with sensational visible results without side effects or recovery time in just seconds. Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift provides relief from both cosmetic- and functional problems caused by ptosis, drooping, sagging or hooded eyelids.

IT IS EASY

Lily is a very thin invisible high quality medical grade, upper eyelid strip made of silicon, known and used after (plastic) surgery to improve wound healing and reduce the forming of scar tissue. The Lily strips provide the support necessary to lift and shape the sagging upper eyelid skin, resulting in a symmetrical, natural and youthful shape of the eyes, making them look rejuvenated, brightened and healthy, without side effects, surgery and down time in just seconds. Lily comes with a protective and nourishing gel. The gel improves adhesion and makes repositioning of the strips and removal easy without damaging the delicate skin of the upper eyelid. The results are amazing.

Anyone with one or two deep-set eyes or drooping eyelids can expect good results with Lily. In most cases, the improvement stunning. The outcome for people with very short / small eyelids or very long eyelids is somewhat difficult to predict.

Use Lily every day, all day (up to 18 hours per day), or only for special occasions when you want to look your best, for example: when you have your picture taken or a party. Lily is a must-have for every makeup artist and makeover.

Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift will be available in April / May 2012

Have a beautiful bright day and hope you visit us again

Anne-Marie

Visit our  website for more information about  Lily Leading Instant Eye Lift and follow us on Twitter or like us in Facebook to get the latest news about Lily and special offers.

Lily is a product from The Leading Injectable Centers of the World®  Quality in Beauty
Developed and recommended by leading medical doctors

Copyright©2012 LICW. All Rights Reserved. The information provided by LICW is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. All names, logos and servicemarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks.

amazing eyes, droopy eyes, hanging eyes, tired eyes, hooded eyes, fresh eyes, droopy eyelids, hanging eyelids, sagging eyelids, ptosis, causes ptosis, treatment ptosis, non-surgical eye lift, fresh look,eyelidcorrection, eyecorrection, eyelidsurgery, eyesurgery, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, cosmetics, eye cosmetics, eye beauty, beauty, eyelid, eyelids, eye, eyes, eyelift,instant eye lift, safe eye lift, non-surgery eye lift, most effective eye lift, most safe eye lift, wonder eye lift, blepharoplasty, eyesurgery, eyecorrection, eye shapes, antiageing, antiaging, rejuvenation, correction, eyerejuvenation, eyecorrection, leading instant eye lift, lily eye lift, lily, lily eyes, tired eyes, boring eyes, sad eyes, look great, eye lift in seconds, eyemagic, easylift, eyesecrets, dreamlook, eyeshaper, eyemake-up, eyedoctor, contaclenses, lenses, eyeproblems, eyedrops, eyetreatment, botulinum toxin, botulinum toxins, side effects, complications, eyewear, beautysecrets, beautytips, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blepharophimosis, BPES, carnitinedeficientie, CPEO, chronic progressive external oftalmoplegy, dermatochalasis, diabetes mellitus, dystrofia myotonica, FAS, Horner Syndrome, Kearns Sayre syndrome, KSS, Marcus Gunn, Jaw Winking, Myasthenia Gravis, myotone dystrofy, Curshmann Steinert, neurofibromatosis, Von Recklinghausen, ocular myopathy, oculomotor nerve palsy, oculomotor neuropathy, oculofaryngeale dystrophy, OPMD, ocular pharyngeal muscular dystrophy, Sturge Weber droopy eyes, ptosis, eyelidcorrection, eyelift, instanteyelift, blepharoplasty, eyesurgery, hooded eyes, sagging eyes, droopy eyelids, sagging eyelids, hanging eyelids, eyelid, antiageing, antiaging, tired eyes, look great, amazing eyes, fresh look, Lily,