Patients with lipoatrophy need Sculptra injections. But treatment costs are so high that they have to opt out along the way. At times, even the first treatment is too expensive for patients. Seeing this problem, Cosmetic dermatologist from Texas Dr. Anthony Caglia got together with the first doctor who studied Sculptra and, along with physicians from other states, convinced Sculptra manufacturers, Dermik Laboratories, to offer patient's a financial assistance program.

Procedure Cost
a. This product costs $480 per cc.
b. Doctor's fees come to another $300 to $500 for injections per cc.
c. Patients require 3 to 6 treatments, where 2 to 6 cc is used per treatment.
d. A less severe case will cost about $9,300.
e. The costs can go up to $35,000 if the patient is in a worse condition.

Sculptra Assistance Program
a. If a person suffering from lipoatrophy have an annual income of less than $40,000, he or she can get the product for free.
b. However, patients will have to pay the doctor's fees.
c. Doctors like Caglia have also considerably reduced their fees for program members.
d. People with income between $40,000 and $80,000 can get special rates on an individual basis.
e. About 5000 people have so far benefited from this program.