I'm sorry. Didn't mean to be overly skeptical. I will consider reading your posts.
Three years ago my condition improved a lot and I'm now twice as good as that time. Trying to recall I think the major improvement happened over a year. Some factors that changed:
1. Moved to a new place
2. I started training regularly (weightlifting)
3. Tried to leave the lips more alone
Now, as I said, I haven't trained in a few weeks. My lips has gotten much worse than the period with my normal habits. I can recall this maybe happening another period a year ago. This suggests that for me training can be beneficial.