This is bologna. It's really not as easy as you make it sound. Your lips were never as bad as dhammaboy or Alesiom and trust me I'm not holding that against you but most, if not all, of us have tried absolutely everything and I don't feel that trying anymore mysterious chemicals is really going to help all that much. Maybe having this has made me a bit cynical but I don't feel this will ever go away. Sorry to be so melancholy but it's just that these methods are simplistic and that shit on my upper lip isn't going to just fade away by "taking it easy". And we have all tried leaving the skin on. I spent a year hiding like a fugitive trying to heal this. I'm glad that you have overcome this and can go back to the life you once lived and took for granted.