Yes I go outside looking like this…Is it embarassing? Yes…people don’t stare in disgust though, they maybe look more concerned than grossed out. But yes if you can be able to stay home by all means do it, however get yourself outside every once in a while! Gotta get some fresh air. It’s worth it in the end though. Can’t wait to have beautiful lips again. I just tell myself “I’m not here to impress anyone, I’m here for me, and to help myself. There is no reason to keep harming my lips to get someone else’s approval.” You get used to it anyways. And no I don’t wear a mask….lol I had considered it though, but it was more embarassing!