I called the pharmacist again and just like you mention in your post, she said apply with finger tips. So After reading your post and talking to the pharmacist, I opened the bottle (didn't want to open it until I was comfortable we had the correct med) and this stuff wasn't as liquidy as I thought it would be. It was actually pretty thick.
I applied it to the hemangioma and will do twice daily for the next 3 weeks until his next appointment. I'm hoping this is all he needs. Next step would be propranolol if timolol doesn't help.