Dr Michael McCracken, MD in Parker, Colorado 80134

Name: Michael McCracken, MD
Last name: McCracken
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2003
Years experience: 17
Primary Specialty: Oculoplastic Surgeon
Website: https://www.mccrackenmd.com/
Business: McCracken Eye and Face Institute
Address: 11960 Lioness Way
Address suite: Ste. 160
Phone: (720) 744-3886
International phone number: +17207443886
City: Parker
State: Colorado
Zip Code: 80134
Country: US
Additional Address: 1810 30th St. Ste B
Boulder, CO 80301
Statement: I am a fellowship trained cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in surgery of the eyes and face, including blepharoplasty, brow lifting, facial surgery, and hair restoration. I also have an interest in facial injectables and lasers.
Consulting Fees: -1$
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Special Offers
Offer #1: Galderma Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Restylane, Sculptra Aesthetic, Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Clinical Privileges
  • Sky Ridge Hospital and Porter Hospital
  • Undergraduate: BS, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1992
  • Medical: MD, Wayne State University, 1997
Postdoc Training
  • Internship: Transitional Medicine, Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Hospital, Denver, CO, 1998
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
  • Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2003
Member of
  • asoprs

Michael McCracken, MD

Board Certification
Michael Scott McCracken (ABMSUID -731163)

Viewed: 8/25/2008
Day of birth:

Status: Alive
Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology – General

Status: Certified
Active Time-Limited Initial Certification: 11/1/2002 – 12/31/2012
Education: 1997 MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Location: PrivateDenver, CO 80218-1480 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 39.5340157,-104.8499661

Primary location
Location name: Lone Tree
State: CO
Country: US
Map point: 39.5511,-104.8850021

Google plus: https://plus.google.com/+Mccrackenmd?hl=en

  • AccuTite
  • ActiveFX
  • Beard Transplant
  • Blue Peel
  • Botox
  • Botox for Gummy Smile
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Filler
  • CO2 Laser
  • DeepFX
  • Dermapen
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Dysport
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Electrolysis
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Retraction Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • FaceTite
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Fractional Laser
  • FUE Hair Transplant
  • Hair Loss Treatment
  • Hair Transplant
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Jeuveau
  • Juvederm
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Peel
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • MACS Facelift
  • Micro Botox
  • Morpheus8
  • NeoGraft
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Perlane
  • PRP for Hair Loss
  • PRP Injections
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • ResurFX
  • Scar Removal
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • SkinPen
  • TotalFX
  • Vein Treatment
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma
  • YAG Laser

RealSelf Info

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2011
  • Volunteer Faculty Teaching Award, University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology, 2007
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of California San Diego Department of Ophthalmology, 2003

Rating: 4.7
Profile views: 15850
Answer count: 203
Review count: 22
Anonymous votes: 30
Offer count: 1
Profile created: Sep 11, 2007
Profile modified: Mar 30, 2020
Profile promotion: No
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Performance
Tier: Free-Claimed
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Oculoplastic Surgeon, Board Certified in Ophthalmology
RealSelf’s PRO: Yes
Doctor Designation Start Time: Aug 10, 2013
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Lone Tree, CO, US. GPS coordinates: 39.5511,-104.8850021

Last ratings of treatments

  • Eyelid Surgery (Jul 2020) – 1/5
  • Eye Bags Treatment (Aug 2017) – 5/5
  • Restylane (Nov 2015) – 5/5
  • Eye Bags Treatment (Apr 2020) – 5/5
  • Restylane (Sep 2018) – 5/5
  • Hair Loss Treatment (Feb 2020) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (Jun 2019) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (May 2019) – 5/5
  • PRP for Hair Loss (May 2019) – 2/5
  • Mohs Surgery (Mar 2019) – 5/5
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction (Nov 2018) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (May 2018) – 5/5
  • Brow Lift (Nov 2017) – 5/5

Last Prices

Eyelid Surgery Prices

  • $7000 – Oct 2018 – Boulder, CO

Restylane Prices

  • $550 – Nov 9, 2015 – Parker, CO
  • $900 – Sep 26, 2018 – Parker, CO

PRP for Hair Loss Prices

  • $1300 – May 17, 2019

Facial Reconstructive Surgery Prices

  • $20000 – Oct 2018 – Parker, CO

Brow Lift Prices

  • $2700 – Nov 2017 – Parker, CO

Special Offers

Start Time / End Time

Galderma Offer
Dec 3, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Specific treatments

Botox Days $9.99/ Unit (minimum 30 units)
Jun 13, 2019 /
Jun 19, 2019
Contact us now for Botox Days. $9.99/ Unit (minimum 30 units) *
Breakfast and Lunch will be served!
*pricing valid on Tuesday and Wednesday 6/18 and 6/19 only.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Canthopexy and dry eye?
Dry eye after blepharoplasty
Feb 24, 2017
I would need to see you in person to determine if a canthopexy would help your condition, but it often can help dry eye after blepharopalsty.  If the punctal plugs did help initially and are no longer helping, it is possible that they could have fallen out.  You might see your ophthalmologist to see if you would benefit from having plugs placed again.
I had Restylane injected in my tear trough areas.
Restylane under eyes
Jan 15, 2017
Dear Missyarnold,Your Restylane might be able to be able to be massaged.  You need to speak with your surgeon and get an appointment.  If massage doesn't work, it can be easily dissolved by enzyme injection.
I was approved for upper eyelid surgery with my insurance company 100%. Should I be charged extra
Fat Bag Removal During Blepharoplasty
Aug 4, 2014
Insurance will cover the excision of the skin that is causing obstruction of your vision. The fat pad excision is a different issue and many surgeons charge extra for this service. Remember that the insurance company is paying to correct the visual obstruction and not to improve the appearance of your eyelids.
Follow-up on a question about Bladeless radio surgery
Choice of Cutting Instrument
Feb 12, 2014
I am an oculoplastic surgeon with experience using scalpels, electrocautery (bovie), laser, and radiofrequency for making incisions. I think the end result is more dependent upon the surgeon performing the surgery than his or her choice of instrumentation. Many patients are seduced by the idea of technology and think that radiofrequency or laser must be inherently better than more traditional techniques, but I don't think this is necessarily true.All of these tools...
Which Filler is Safer, Restalyne or Juviderm?
Safety of Restylane vs Juvederm
Oct 13, 2013
Restylane and Juvederm are both hyaluronic acid fillers and both have a very good safety profile. Many injectors use these two products interchangably, but there are some slight differences.

Restylane is firmer and may provide more lift, whereas Juvederm is softer and may attract more water.

One area where I prefer Restylane is the tear trough (under the eyes), as Juvederm in this area may attract water and cause puffiness. For the same reason, Juvederm may have some...

Skin Necrosis from Dermal Injection?
Possible Dermal Necrosis After Restylane
Sep 17, 2013
Dermal necrosis can certainly happen after injection of filler to the nasal bridge. Without examining you it is impossible for me to diagnose your condition. If you think you may have dermal necrosis, I recommend that you call your injector immediately and be seen by your injector today. If you have dermal necrosis you don't want to wait for the next available appointment.

Dr. McCracken

If Medicare Approves Surgery for my Sagging Eye Lids, is There Any Further Cost for Me? I'm 71 &h
Medicare and Eyelid Surgery
Sep 16, 2013

The answer to your question is not as easy as it may seem. There are a few things to consider:

1) Medicare uses different carriers to provide coverage to patients in different parts of the country. Each carrier has its own set of rules to determine whether or not you will meet their criteria. Just because you have extra skin in your eyelids doesn't mean Medicare will pay for your surgery.

2) Unlike some private insurers, Medicare does not preapprove...

Can Only a Quarter of Restylane Be Purchased and Used?
Try a Half Syringe of Restylane
Aug 20, 2013
It is not accepted practice to inject a partial syringe on one patient and then save it for a second patient.

Regardless, my experience with injecting tear troughs is that people who need the treatment can seldom get away with less than a full syringe. You can try a half syringe of Restyalne (packaged as a half syringe) and see what it does, but you may end up buying a second half syringe.

I would caution you that if you try to skimp on the amount of Restylane you will...

Complex Blepharoplasty, Pinch, or Eyebrow Lift?
Eyelid asymmetry
Jun 25, 2013
You may have some eyebrow asymmetry but it is mild. You definitely have asymmetry of your upper lids. There is more tissue (skin and fat) in the left upper lid than the right. You may also have a slight amount of right upper lid ptosis (low eyelid).

I think you could have skin and fat excision of the left upper lid (although this may give you a hollow appearance). Another option would be to fill the right upper lid with a filler like Restylane or your own fat.

Is Fat Repositioning During Lower Blepharoplasty a Common Procedure?
Fat Repositioning in Lower Blepharoplasty
May 16, 2013
I reposition the fat in almost every lower blepharoplasty I perform. This gives a natural, long lasting result. Fillers are a temporary fix. Find a surgeon in your area who performs the procedure regularly. I recommend looking for a surgeon on the webiste of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's website, www(dot)asoprs(dot)org. Please see my attached video.
Restylane Injected to Tear Trough Area: Misplaced and Overfilled?
Correction of Restylane Injection in the Tear Trough
May 10, 2013
Restylane can be easily dissolved by injecting hyaluronidase. You don't need to worry about the injection taking a long time to work, as it begins to work immediately. You should see the final result within a few days.

I have had a number of patients referred to me to have Restylane injected by other injectors dissolved. In most cases, I am able to mold the Restylane by massaging it and it is not even necessary to inject hyaluronidase.

I recommend you...

Blepharoplasty/Facelift Anesthesia?
Anesthesia for Blepharoplasty and Facelift
May 10, 2013
Fortunately, it is not necessary for you to be able to look up during a blepharoplasty. Therefore, you can have a facelift and blepharoplasty done under general anesthesia if you wish. However, it is becoming more and more common for patients to have the procedures without general anesthesia.

However, if you need to have ptosis surgery (tightening of the muscle that lifts the eyelid) instead of or in addition to a blepharoplasty, then you may need to be able to open your eyes...

Droopy Eyelids Causing Higher Eyebrows? How to Fix It?
Droopy Eyelids Causing You to Lift Your Eyebrows
May 6, 2013
From your picture you appear to have droopy eyelids (ptosis). This looks worse in your left upper lid than your right upper lid. In my practice, I often see patients with droopy eyelids unknowingly lifting their eyebrows to try to compensate for their low eyelids.

I recommend you see an oculoplastic surgeon for an evaluation for ptosis repair. If you have the ptosis repaired, you will most likely stop reflexively lifting your eyebrows. You can find an oucloplastic...

What to Do About Puffy, Droopy Lids?
Droopy Upper Lids
May 3, 2013
You are at the age when many patients consider having cosmetic eyelid surgery. You would benefit from an upper blepharoplasty, which is surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. It can be done with local anesthetic, takes about 20-30 minutes, and produces 1-2 weeks of bruising and swelling. Please refer to the video below for more information.


Michael McCracken MD

Filler Myth for Under Eye Hollows?
Restylane for Under Eye Hollows
May 3, 2013
Restylane is a good treatment option for patients with under eye hollows that are not ready for surgery yet. The treatment lasts a year or longer, and then the Restylane dissolves. The treatment will not create a pocket. In fact, the treatment may cause collagen production that will provide some mild fill even after the Restylane dissolves. I prefer to inject the Restylane with a cannula rather than a needle to decrease any bruising.

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