Hi Dr. Epstein,
I've been meaning to check in with you myself...I had been waiting for a little while until I could get a more definitive idea of how things were 'filling in' so to speak. Coincidentally enough, within just the past few days I have started to see a more obvious thickening in the graft area. I have to admit that I was (as probably are most all your patients) pretty nervous when I began to rub off the crusts and noticed the hairs falling out with the crusts... I had to reassure myself over and over that it wasn't the graft itself falling out (especially with the larger crusts!). Otherwise, I believe everything is going as expected (a few pimples in the graft area, some itching, etc.)
As far as the scar, I have my dad look at it periodically and he says that it all looks excellent. I will be sure to update you with pictures when more progress is made in the graft area as well as the donor scar.
I am definitely very happy I decided to have the procedure done, and especially so about the fact I chose to have it performed by you and your staff. You guys were awesome. Thanks again to both you and your staff!
Oh...and my apologies for my wordiness here... I have a habit of overtyping in emails!