Sculptra is generally sold and priced by vial. The amount of Sculptra used -- and therefore the cost of treatment -- depends on the age of the patient and desired results. Because the ability to manufacture new collagen diminishes with age, older patients will require more vials than younger patients. Typically, several injections of Sculptra are made over two to three months.
Each vial of Sculpta is concentrated and must be diluted with sterile saline solution before use with patients. Be wary of doctors who price Sculptra per cc, as the amount of saline dilution can vary. For fairest pricing, go to doctors who price Sculptra per vial. Younger patients may only need two or three vials to spur substantial collagen growth, while older patients may need six or more.
On average, one vial of Sculptra will cost between $800 and $1200. On the high end, a vial can cost $1500 or more. The results of Sculptra can last up to two years. The manufacturer, Sanofi-Adventis, is currently offering a $100 rebate per vial, good through March 2011.
How to get Sculptra: Sculptra must be mixed and injected by a licensed physician. Only physicians who have been trained in the use of Sculptra Aesthetic by Sanofi-aventis U.S. can legally administer it.