Microdermabrasion is a virtually painless method of exfoliating and polishing your skin to achieve a healthy glow and eliminate or reduce fine lines. A combination of abrasion and suction is used to take away the outermost layer of skin, which will leave your skin a pink for a few hours and then nearly perfect. Most dermatologists recommend a series of at least six treatments for optimal results. Many salons and spas offer the treatment, however, a dermatologist has access to much more powerful equipment, resulting in much better overall outcomes. Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that has suffered the effects of sun and aging. An esthetician uses a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.Request a Consultation
Dr. Alexander Gross attended college at Emory University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He completed medical school and obtained his M.D. degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa.
Dr. Grossís post-graduate training included internal medicine internship and residency at Emory University, followed by dermatology residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He is board certified in both specialties.
Dr. Gross practices dermatology full-time in Cumming, Georgia and is an attending physician at Northside Forsyth Hospital. He serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory, and additionally trains residents and students from the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Baptist.
Dr. Gross lectures both locally and nationally, and has published several papers in the dermatology literature. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a member of the Leaderís Society of the Dermatology Foundation.
An active community servant, Dr. Gross works closely with the American Cancer Society. Each May, he sponsors the Skin Cancer Awareness Month poster contest for Forsyth County elementary school students, and provides free lectures and skin cancer screenings. In addition, he is an annual sponsor of the Relay for Life program.
Dr. Gross resides in Dunwoody with his two children.