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Meet Angelo P Thrower of Dr. Thrower’s Skincare in Miami Shores

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angelo P Thrower.

Dr. Angelo P. Thrower, is a medical doctor, one of the first African American physicians in the state of Florida to specialize in ethnic skin and hair conditions, opened his private practice more than 25 years ago. Since that time, he has formulated a line of 31 skin type-specific skincare products, authored three test books covering skin and hair care for ethnic skin, and has served as one of the team physicians for the NBA’s Miami Heat since 1992.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When I started in the business of skincare ethnic dermatology was in its infancy. Most Dermatologists were very familiar with treating nonethnic skin conditions. I recognized that the treatment for black and brown skin was totally different than that of traditional non-ethnic skin. This struggle motivated me to write three books and start teaching other professionals about ethnic dermatology and skincare.

A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, and George Washington University Medical Center in Washington DC, Dr. Thrower has contributed greatly to the study of dermatology in ethnic skin, writing the book Black Skin Care for the Practicing Professional, and co-authoring Skin Care: How to Save Your Skin and Basic Care for Naturally Textured Hair.

We’d love to hear more about your practice.
Dr. Thrower’s focus on ethnic skin and hair care led him to develop his dermatologist created and formulated skin type-specific line of skincare products, specifically formulated to address certain issues facing varying skin types such as oily, normal, combination and dry skin. His over-the-counter products are sold in his practice, in beauty supply stores, and are available for purchase on his website. He is also the creator of the Thro-Grower Rx Hair Regrowth products, which are scalp-friendly for all hair types. These products have been proven safe and effective over 30 years in his practice and retail settings.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood was when I would play basketball with friends. It brought me a sense of peace and safety.

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