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Medical Conditions that Can Cause Ptosis

Denver Facial 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:

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Is Your Eye Makeup Routine Aging You?

Makeup is designed to accentuate our best features while downplaying problematic ones. However, when applied carelessly or incorrectly, makeup can sabotage our efforts to look great and add years to the appearance of the face.


To help you determine whether your eye makeup routine is working for you or against you, Dr. Michael McCracken and the team at McCracken Eye and Face Institute share some aging makeup mistakes and recommend how to fix them.

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More Men Seeking Cosmetic Treatment

Facial plastic surgeons around the country, including Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute, have noticed an uptick in men requesting cosmetic treatment. Dr. McCracken is pleased to serve men (and women) throughout the Denver areas seeing a rejuvenated appearance and a boost in confidence; he offers a variety of procedures to help everyone achieve their desired results. Here, the doctor discusses the rise in men seeking cosmetic treatment.

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NeoGraft: What to Expect During the Treatment

NeoGraft is an innovative way to transplant hair and create natural looking results. With a skilled hair transplant surgeon at the helm, the NeoGraft device can harvest large numbers of grafts quickly and with consistently excellent outcomes. If you are seeking a solution for hair loss, NeoGraft might be right for you. Here, Dr. Michael McCracken, who offers NeoGraft to Denver patients at McCracken Eye and Face Institute, explains what typically happens during the treatment.

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Understanding Ectropion and Entropion

The eyelids have two primary functions: to protect the eye from damage and debris and to prevent tears from evaporating. Normally, the upper and lower eyelids close tightly over the eyeball, but two maladies, known as ectropion and entropion, can interfere with this, affecting patient comfort and ocular function. Here, Dr. Michael McCracken, who treats these conditions at his Denver practice, explains the two conditions.

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What Is Eyelid Ptosis?

Ptosis is the clinical term for sagging. Eyelid ptosis is usually not a health concern (although in some cases, it may indicate an underlying medical cause), but it can be severe enough to affect vision and limit tasks like driving or reading. If your eyelids appear saggy or impede your vision, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken can help. Here, he explains what you need to know about eyelid ptosis and what can be done about it.

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What’s the Difference between Facelift and Mini Facelift?

If you feel that your outward appearance does not match your youthful spirit, you have several options for surgical correction. Two of the most talked-about facial rejuvenation procedures are facelift and “mini” facelift. However, it can be difficult to understand the differences between these procedures and to determine the better option for you. Here, Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken explains the difference between facelift and mini facelift.

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Eyelid Lift without Surgery – Is It Possible?

The Internet abounds with do-it-yourself tricks and “life hacks” that promise great results. Think of Pinterest, which is cluttered with “make your own laundry detergent” or “100 ways to use washi tape” links. Cosmetic improvements are no exception — there are websites devoted to reportedly natural, at-home methods of tightening and lifting skin and reducing wrinkles.

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