The lips are still improving. All of these were taken without any product on the lips.
There is still a little build up and still some minor tightness. I am still not licking my lips, I haven't been licking my lips throughout this entire process.
I think the close up photos help me notice changes more than looking at them in the mirror.
The photo of the underside of the upper lip gives an example of how the redness once was and that it's still not completely gone. Consider that this area was exposed to a contact irritation + biting/ripping in excess of 20 years it is no wonder that they have not completely healed yet.
I have almost all the elasticity back in my mouth now. It does not cut or rip the lips to have my mouth open wide.