Inflammation seems to be steadily and very slowly dropping.
I think the best bet is a low potency steroid for a long duration of time... that's what both derms I saw felt.
I've been on low potency steroid for 4 months so it takes a while.
I'm not seeing the specialist I saw again until April.
You can notice it's a little more red on the top half of my bottom lip, but some of that is to due to the white cluster of fordyce spots I have on the corner of the lower lip making it appear that way.
Hard to capture the exact color in a photo but it's starting to match up pretty well with the healthy skin. Much less red than it was even three weeks ago.