Category Archives: Facial Rejuvenation

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

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

shutterstock_66773530aAre you bothered by submental fullness — more commonly known as a “double chin?” Dr. Michael McCracken, a facial plastic surgeon serving Denver and Boulder, can help. He offers a few different treatment options to reduce extra fat and create a more defined, attractive chin. In this blog post, he discusses two of the most popular options: Kybella and neck liposuction. Continue reading

Is non-surgical eyelid lift 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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Does a brow lift hurt?A brow lift is an incredibly effective way to elevate a sagging brow line into a more youthful-looking position and to diminish the amount of wrinkles on the forehead. Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute is a trusted brow lift surgeon who receives many inquiries about the procedure. One of the commonly asked questions is, “Does a brow lift hurt?” The short answer is that pain is not usually a problem with brow lift. However, Dr. McCracken delves deeper into the answer in this blog post.   Continue reading