I beleive the leave alone method does work, its just that you need to be very patient if you want results. I've been doing this method for bout 2 weeks only which isnt alot but my lips have been getting huge progress. the lips arent raw anymore only bout 15% of my lips are in the inner layers. I left two thicc scabs on the bottom lips and they're bout the size of an pencil"s eraser, a little bit smaller. One thing i noticed that stands out from other reports of the "leave alone method" is that my scab doesnt fall out compeltey. Instead they shrink in size and reveal new pink good skin around the areas that has been strucken. i believe it takes about atleast 4-10months to be comepltey healedd but who knows haha.