Sclerotherapy treats varicose veins, spider veins and blood vessel malformations by causing the target vein and any feeder veins to shrink and dissolve, eventually leaving skin vein-free. Typically, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vessels, causing them to immediately shrink, close off and eventually disappear. Several treatments may be necessary to get desired results. Results are long term and while new spider veins may form, veins that have been treated with sclerotherapy should not return.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.