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

Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute is very excited to be able to offer laser skin resurfacing treatment to patients that want younger looking skin without surgery or extensive downtime.

Using the fractional CO2 laser or Erbium laser, Dr. McCracken can treat numerous skin concerns related to aging and sun damage, including wrinkles, freckles, age spots, laxity, pigmentation problems and uneven tone. Continue reading

Dr. Michael McCracken and the team at McCracken Eye and Face Institute understand that our patients want to look and feel their best. However, the natural effects of the aging process and sun exposure can make a face look sad, angry or fatigued. The brow and forehead area is particularly susceptible to wrinkling and sagging.

Dr. McCracken can perform brow lift, also known as forehead lift, to elevate the brows and restore a youthful, rested appearance to the eyes. When brow lift is performed correctly, the brows sit in a youthful position on the orbital bone above the eye, and the forehead skin is smoothed. Brow lift patients love that they look younger, fresher and more approachable; as a result, many tell us that they feel happier and more confident. Continue reading

A sculpted, well-defined jawline is an attractive feature that projects youth and elegance. Top female runway models like Gisele Bündchen and Cara Delevingne have contoured jawlines and slim faces with virtually no fat underneath the chin. Hollywood’s leading men, like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Johnny Depp, have stronger, more sculpted jawlines — also with very little fat underneath the chin.

If you have unsightly fat under your chin or a poorly defined jawline, Dr. Michael McCracken can help. Thanks to the revolutionary injectable known as Kybella, he can non-surgically reduce fat and sculpt the jawline. With just a few treatments, you can enjoy a slimmer face, similar to that of your favorite A-list celebrity! Continue reading

Cosmetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers provide anti-aging results quickly and with little or no downtime. One drawback of injectables is the results are temporary, as the body eventually metabolizes the product. Because of this, patients that want to maintain the effects of treatment benefit from regular appointments.

Here, Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute explains how often the average Botox or fillers patient schedules treatment. Keep in mind that everyone tolerates these products differently, so there may be some slight variation to the longevity of the results. Also, how often you schedule treatment depends on your personal preference. Continue reading

Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken commonly treats a condition known as ptosis, or eyelid drooping. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes and may block or greatly reduce vision. Ptosis is common in seniors, because the natural aging process causes the muscles that lift and lower the eyelid to relax and stretch. However, not all cases of ptosis are age-related. Sometimes ptosis can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as the following: Continue reading