As a synthetic compound, Sculptra is injected into the body where it progressively thickens the skin. The fat is replaced by volume so that the loss of fat is no longer noticeable. Since Sculptra is composed entirely of poly-L-lactic acid which is a synthetic material no skin test is required for use in patients. The elimination of the testing process ensures Sculptra as a more efficient form of treatment. Used internationally since 1999, Sculptra has helped an estimated 150,000 patients in over 30 countries. The treatment became widespread due to its consistent and lasting results. In May 2002 Dermik Laboratories, a United States company, acquired Sculptra and since then it has become a popular method for treating Lipoatrophy in this country. The FDA approved Sculptra in the United States on August 3, 2004.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.