Long story short: I ended up going off Protopic for a month in March. Then I went on a steroid for a week that I'd previously used to target the "trouble area" which, for me, is an area on the outter part of my lower lip. This area is a bit discolored and hypopigmented?(lighter in color) . It gets tight and dry but I moisturize with vaseline, aquaphor, or anything else that has a moist consistency(Sticks just don't work for me). I don't peel anymore I guess and the lip did get smaller. So, my opinion is, it will heal but it may take a while. I used a product I was supposedly allergic to for a couple of years. ..I'll probably be away from the boards a little while after this, but here's an update.