Psoriasis Infusion Centers

With local infusion centers across the country, Psoriasis patients requiring ongoing biologic infusions or injections relax in privacy and comfort during treatment.

Intentionally designed for Psoriasis patients.

Private Suites

Guaranteed for all patients, with leather recliners and chairs for guests

On Your Schedule

Local centers offer flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends

Goodbye Waiting

Greeted by name at check-in, patient suites are always ready when you arrive

Sit Back and Relax

In-room streaming options so you can catch up on your favorite shows

Caring for those with Psoriasis.

Simply put, patients with Psoriasis who need ongoing infusion or injection treatment deserve better options for when, where and how they receive care.

Located in the communities where people live and work, IVX Health serves those with complex chronic conditions like Psoriasis by delivering high-quality, personalized care in a private, comfortable setting so patients can continue to live their best lives.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis causes an individual to develop raised scaly skin patches. Individuals with lighter skin tones develop red patches (also known as plaques), and those with darker complexions usually develop purple patches. These dry, itchy, painful, and scaly skin patches can develop on any part of the body.

The severity of psoriasis varies greatly. While some individuals have small patches affecting a specific area of their body, others experience complete body coverage.

The symptoms of psoriasis are not always present but develop due to a trigger (e.g., stress, an infection) resulting in a flare-up. Psoriasis flare-ups can negatively impact many aspects of an individual’s life – making seeking treatment vital.

How is Psoriasis Diagnosed and Treated?

A physician or dermatologist diagnoses psoriasis by examining the patches on the patient’s skin. The hallmark signs of plaque psoriasis are symmetrical, inflamed red or purple patches with a distinct border and silvery scales.

Many of the traditional oral medications that doctors use to treat autoimmune diseases like psoriasis cause generalized immunosuppression, making the patient more vulnerable to experiencing secondary complications. However, the psoriasis injections and infusions for psoriasis that IVX Health uses targets and then interacts with the specific cytokine within the immune system responsible for the flare-up, thus, preventing generalized immunosuppression.

How Does IV Infusion or Injection Therapy for Psoriasis Work?

Unlike oral medications for the treatment of psoriasis, IV infusion or injection therapy bypasses other body systems and provides the medication with a way to immediately enter the bloodstream. Those who receive injections and infusions for psoriasis experience a reduction in symptoms and may even go into remission.

Many people with psoriasis choose to receive treatment at our free-standing infusion centers due to the patient-focused amenities and flexible appointment scheduling.

Psoriasis Therapies Administered at IVX Health

The following infusion and injection therapies are administered at IVX Health.

Psoriasis Management at IVX Health

Patient comfort during psoriasis treatment at IVX Health is essential.

Psoriasis patients receiving IV infusion or injection treatments at IVX Health receive:

  • Flexible scheduling with weekend and evening appointment options
  • Prompt, friendly, and personalized service
  • Private suites with leather recliners so the patient can sit back and relax
  • No wait time: IVX Health centers escort patients immediately to their private suite upon arrival
  • Extra chairs in each private suite for guests
  • Cable television and streaming options so patients can catch up on their favorite shows

What to Expect During Psoriasis Injection and Infusion Treatments

At IVX Health, psoriasis treatment is administered via an injection or an IV infusion.

Psoriasis Injections

Psoriasis injections are usually administered by the following process:

  1. The nurse prepares the patient’s medication for injection. This preparation process may include reconstituting the biologic using sterile water.
  2. The nurse chooses a site for injection. Acceptable sites for biologics usually include the abdomen and the thigh.
  3. Using an alcohol swab, the nurse sterilizes the injection area.
  4. Holding the syringe in one hand, while gently pinching a fold of the patient’s skin with the other, the nurse injects the full contents of the syringe.
  5. The nurse withdraws the needle and places gauze over the injection site or covers the site with a bandage.

IV Infusion Therapy

Psoriasis infusions are usually administered by the following process:

  1. Using a very thin catheter, the nurse accesses one of the patient’s veins in an acceptable area. Biologics can be administered into the arms, legs or abdomen.
  2. The nurse connects this IV line to the line leading up to the bag or bottle of medication.
  3. During an IV infusion treatment for psoriasis, the patient is monitored continuously. The nurse wants to ensure that the patient does not experience a negative reaction to the medication he or she is receiving.
  4. Once the IV infusion is complete, the nurse removes the patient’s IV line.

If a patient experiences any signs indicating a negative or allergic reaction, the patient needs to contact the nurse as soon as symptoms begin.

For observation purposes, patients may remain at IVX Health for a short time after their infusion or injection.

Psoriasis Blog

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Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes raised, red patches of inflamed skin covered in silvery white scales. These patches, or plaques, can occur anywhere on the body. However, they occur most often on the scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back. As with other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis may significantly impact your day-to-day life, including work, relationships, what you wear, and how you sleep.

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Getting an IV infusion treatment can often take a long time. For some biologic therapies such as Remicade or Fabrazyme, a single dose can take two to three hours. Other therapies such as Rituxan or Lemtrada may take even longer for each dose.

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News of a chronic illness diagnosis can be discouraging to patients and their families as routines and family dynamics adapt to accommodate the new normal. However, accessing the right resources can help alleviate this challenge for families, caregivers, and patients. Most importantly, finding the right activities to indulge in will boost the family’s morale and help patients cope with flare-ups.