Cornerstone Health Solutions is dedicated to supporting you through your dermatology treatment. We are committed to helping you with financial assistance, providing you with thorough medication education, helping keep you on track, and being fully available to you to answer questions.
What is dermatology?
Dermatology is the study of skin disorders. Some skin disorders that may require the need for specialty medications include atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and a variety of different types of psoriasis. Psoriasis is the most common skin disorder that requires specialty medications for treatment. Psoriasis is characterized by red, scaly, raised patches on your skin. These patches typically show up on your knees, elbows, and scalp. The different types of psoriasis include plaque psoriasis (the most common), guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic.
What causes psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. This means that your body’s immune system is attacking its own normal, healthy tissues; in this case it’s attacking the skin. The immune system causes the skin to become inflamed which in turn causes red, scaly patches to form. There is typically something that triggers the immune system to act this way. Common triggers include stress, injury to the skin, certain medications, and infections. Genetics is also thought to play a role in causing psoriasis. It is thought that having genes that may cause psoriasis along with being exposed to your body’s specific triggers is what leads to developing psoriasis.
What specialty medications do you offer to treat dermatologic disorders?
What should I expect from treatment?
Specialty medications used to treat dermatologic disorders can either be taken orally, injected under your skin (subcutaneous), or injected into your veins (IV). How often you will receive treatment will depend on which medication your provider prescribes. Oral medications along with subcutaneous injections can be self-administered at home. Please contact us if you have any questions on how to properly inject yourself under the skin. IV medications would require you to visit an infusion center to receive your treatment. Regardless of which medication your provider prescribed, we can ship it directly to you, your provider, or the infusion center. The most common side effects that you may experience include headache, infections, and GI upset. If these side effects become unmanageable or if you experience any other side effects, contact your provider.