I've been using it for about 4 weeks I think. It still reduces the build up significantly and also helps a lot with the inflammation, but so far it doesn't seem to get better in general. I'll keep using it though because it makes the condition that much easier to live with and we all (should) know that EC treatments can take a very long time. So I'm still somewhat hopeful that over the next few months the condition could actually still get better using this.
I don't manually peel them while using the Calendula ointment, but there isn't all that much to peel anyway (compared to before).