Coral peel started as an elite spa procedure in 2000s and until now the procedure is not widely available – the manufacturer is selling the product only to chosen providers.
What are ingredients of the coral peel?
The main active ingredient is a fresh water coral, characterized by tiniest natural coral needles. Tiny needles are penetrating deep into the skin, making epidermis softer and effect of the peel significant. The seaweed also contains antioxidants. The peel also contains sea salt, vitamins and also more active ingredients are added, as per individual situation of the skin. As a result of comprehensive ingredients, the skin is glowing and more fresh. Particularly, old red spots, inflammations, pores are significantly improved.
How strong is the coral peel?
It’s superficial – medium peel – the depth can be modified by time of exposure and concentration. The effect is continuing after the procedure – tiny coral needles are collagen stimulating and create a channels in the skin for active serums deeper penetration.
Who is ideal candidate for coral peel?
- Over 35 with sensetive or rosacea prone skin
- acne and especially acne with long healing redness or lump (for active with pus it’s not the best)
- anyone with contrindications to chemical peels and prone to allergies (corals extremely rare cause allergy).
- keratosis pilaris (small hard lumps on forearms and thighs)
- hair loss
- age and hormonal related pigmentation ( as a course. SPF 50+ and no sun is a must, otherwise no effect)
- lack skin elasticity and “tired” skin (good lifting effect, if patient is happy to tolerate discomfort)
- pores (if less traumatic treatments failed)
- striae (skin stretch – only to minor extend)
When coral peel is not advised?
- herpes (within 6 months before procedure. If prone to frequent herpes – need to take antiviral medications 1 week before and 3-4 days after the procedure).
- rosacea flare up (coral peel is not treatment of rosacea, but prevention. It makes skin thicker and stronger, less sensitive to temperature, alcohol or other irritate factors. During active rosacea flare up, blood vessels can be worse).
- active skin infections (mechanical peeling may accelerate spreading of infection)
How procedure look like?
Unlike chemical peels, there is no special preparation usually needed.
1 stage – face cleansing.
2 stage – coral peel massage with a light touch, but patient feels the tough is not that light – small coral needles are scratching the face and may cause pain. Your cosmetic practitioner will use cold gauses to cool down the redness and pain.
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Longer coral needles are staying in the skin – more skin will peel off – more significant result will be.
After the peel, a special anti-bacterial and “sealing” cream will be applied to prevent secondary infection and irritation.
Skin will be covered with a make up cream, and you can return to work after the peel. The skin will feel a bit prickly and lifted.
What are downtime and side effects?
redness – degree of redness is different, depends on how deep was a peel. Usually easily covered with make up
pain – always a case, but degree of pain depends on intensity of the peel. Usually worse in the 1st day. You can use hydrogel mask, hyaluronic acid mask and/or cold applications. Panadol+nurofen occasioannly needed at night, especially if you sleep on the side. 2nd night pain is much better, on 3rd night – there shouldn’t be any pain.
old skin will peel off- again, degree on the peeling depends on intensity of the coral peel.
What are post coral peel care at home?
do not wash face in the 1st day.
5 days post peel avoid gym, sauna, massage and other procedures, which enhance redness and risk of bacterial infection.
Use only serums and light hydrating lotions, but not oily and firm creams (they will glue peeled off dead cells and delay the process).
Do not peel off the crusts – it would damage the process of new skin formation.
Avoid sun exposure and even at home use SPF 50+ (UV light is penetrating via windows and can damage your skin).