Topical timolol in dermatology: infantile haemangiomas and beyond

M. Alzaid, A. Al-Naseem, F. Al-Niaimi, F. R. Ali*

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Abstract

Timolol, a nonselective β-adrenergic receptor blocker, is well-tolerated and is becoming increasingly popular in dermatology, especially in the management of infantile haemangioma (IH). Its effects are mainly due to vasoconstriction, inhibition of angiogenesis and keratinocyte migration promotion for re-epithelialization and wound healing. We review the evidence behind the use of timolol in several dermatological conditions including IH, pyogenic granulomas, Kaposi sarcoma, chronic wound healing, postsurgical wounds, acne vulgaris, rosacea, eczema and red scrotum syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume47
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)819-832
Number of pages14
ISSN0307-6938
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

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