Hi there daniel, I'm in the later stages of my healing process and would love any help you can offer. I have noticed that the buildup reduces as my lip skin grows back, I wanted to ask while you were healing did you notice the raw parts of your skin (if you had any) on the lip growing back? and second question what was your aim while using the steroid cream. Did it reduce buildup/inflammation, because I want to understand how necessary it was in your healing process. I've been using one for about six months and I want to cut down on it but I don't want to impede my healing process. If you can answer those two questions for me it would be great.