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2020 Nov 19

Lasers Surg Med

Topical 0.5% Timolol Maleate Significantly Enhances Skin-Barrier Restoration After Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment for Acne Scars.



Skin barrier is often compromised following ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser (AFCO ) therapy for acne scarring. The resultant downtime, even of a few days' duration, can be of significant concern to patients. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of topical 0.5% timolol maleate (TM) for its role in short-term restoration of the skin's biophysical properties after laser treatments.