Author Archives: Dr. Michael McCracken

Although laser skin resurfacing and eyelid surgery (a.k.a., blepharoplasty) can both rejuvenate the eye area, they are distinctly different. The procedures can be performed separately or, in some cases, combined into one operation for more powerful anti-aging results. Read on as Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute discusses when it is normally appropriate to perform laser skin resurfacing with blepharoplasty. Continue reading

Everyone’s recovery from blepharoplasty (a.k.a., eyelid surgery) is unique, based on factors such as their age, health, skin type and the specific procedure that was performed. Although Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute cannot predict with complete accuracy what your recovery will be like, he will provide detailed aftercare instructions and guidelines to adhere to after surgery. What follows is a general idea of what to expect after blepharoplasty. Continue reading

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment that uses light energy to rejuvenate aging or blemished skin. In the hands of an experienced, knowledgeable professional like Dr. Michael McCracken, laser skin resurfacing is a safe way to enjoy younger and healthier looking skin. One of the advantages of laser skin resurfacing is that it yields great results with significantly quicker recovery times than surgical treatments.

Here, Denver plastic surgeon Dr. McCracken reveals three specific ways that lasers can improve the appearance of your skin. Continue reading

Candidates considering the NeoGraft hair transplant system often ask Dr. Michael McCracken what the healing process entails. How long does it last? Is there pain? As with any surgery, every patient heals differently. However, Dr. McCracken, a facial plastic surgery specialist in Denver, is happy to tell interested NeoGraft candidates that one of the reasons why NeoGraft is so popular is that most of the time, recovery downtime is minimal. Here, Dr. McCracken goes into more detail about the NeoGraft healing process. Continue reading

The eyes play a crucial role in our facial expressions and overall appearance. If you’ve noticed your eyes look sad, angry or tired no matter how rested you are, consider eyelid surgery with Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute. Here, the trusted facial surgeon in Denver describes some signs that indicate you may benefit from the procedure. Continue reading

Having adequate time to recover from facial plastic surgery is critical to achieving your desired results. Rushing or abbreviating recovery can lead to complications and poor cosmetic outcomes.

Because Dr. Michael McCracken receives so many questions about recovery and downtime after facial plastic surgery — particularly related to how much time to take off from work — he wants to discuss it in detail. Read on to learn how much time you should expect to take off from work after facial plastic surgery. Continue reading