Why is Sculptra So Expensive?
Sculptra is advertised from medical supply companies at about US$700 for two vials. A dermatologist charges $2000-$2500 to inject two vials which takes him maybe 30-45 minutes.
Some doctors even try to talk you into letting their assistants do the injections. Say a doctor charges $2,300 for 2 vials which cost him $700, so he is paid more than $1,600 for less than an hour's work.
No wonder Dermatology was the most sought after residency last year! However some very big companies are experimenting with mall based outlets and the party will be over for the Dermatologists.