General Dermatology


With 15 years of experience in Dermatology, A/Prof Saracino’s background is well established in the diagnosis and expert treatment of all general Dermatological conditions. In her private practice, Amanda routinely provides care for patients with common skin and hair conditions, such as:

Skin complaints and rashes

  • Acne
  • Eczema / Dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Itchy skin and hives
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Pityriasis rosea, Pityriasis versicolor
  • Skin infections such as tinea and folliculitis
  • Pigmentation problems such as melasma and vitiligo
  • Excessive sweating
  • General skin care advice eg. dry skin, acne prone skin, aging skin

Skin lesions and mole checks

  • Mole checks
  • Skin cancer checks / routine full skin checks
  • Sun damage and aging
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Warts, Molluscum
  • Skin tags
  • Keloid scars

Hair loss and scalp problems

  • Female pattern hair loss
  • Male pattern hair loss
  • Scaly scalp problems
  • Alopecia areata
  • Scalp folliculitis
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory hair loss
  • Itchy scalp problems


A/Prof Saracino provides surgical and procedural Dermatology services which include:

  • Botox injections for underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis)
  • Skin cancer treatments (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Skin tag removal
  • Specialist wart treatments
  • Steroid injections for keloid scars, acne cysts and alopecia
  • Mole removal
  • Electrocautery for benign facial lesions such as skin tags and sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Electrocautery for small vascular lesions
  • Phototherapy for inflammatory and pigmentary skin disorders
  • Patch testing for possible allergic contact dermatitis
  • Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer and pre-cancerous sun damage

Complex Medical dermatology

A/Prof Saracino is a medical Dermatologist with extensive experience and expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex medical skin conditions and the skin manifestations of systemic / internal organ diseases, such as:

  • Complex eczema
  • Severe psoriasis
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Blistering skin conditions
  • Vasculitis
  • Raynaud’s / Erythromelalgia
  • Chilblains
  • Panniculitis
  • Mastocytosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin rashes caused by rheumatological, immunological and autoimmune internal medical conditions

Specialist clinics

Biologics clinic

  • A/Prof Saracino provides access to the latest injection biologic treatments for inflammatory skin rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, urticaria and others.
  • To find out more about Biologics and targeted therapies in Dermatology, click here

Patch testing clinic

  • Amanda supervises a once monthly Patch Testing clinic at Melbourne Dermatology Clinic.
  • This is for patients with eczema that may be caused by a contact allergy.
  • To read more about Patch Testing, click here

Connective Tissue Diseases

A/Prof Saracino is a subspecialist in the skin manifestations of autoimmune rheumatic connective tissue diseases (CTDs). She has vast experience and expertise in this area.

Connective tissue diseases include conditions such as Lupus Erythematosus (skin lupus and systemic lupus), Scleroderma (including Systemic Sclerosis and Morphoea / Localised Scleroderma), Dermatomyositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Overlap and Undifferentiated CTDs (sometimes referred to as mixed connective tissue disease) and other related skin changes such as Raynaud’s, chilblains, erythromelalgia and vasculitis.

Finding an expert in this field in the area of Dermatology can be difficult. This often means that the related skin effects of these conditions may be misdiagnosed, overlooked and/or under-treated. This is despite the significant impact these conditions can have for many patients. Amanda understands these very real complications, and is passionate about ensuring the skin is managed actively and expertly. She works closely with Rheumatologists and other specialists, and believes finding the right team to care for all aspects of these difficult and complex conditions, in a coordinated way, is vital.

A/Prof Saracino offers double appointments for Connective Tissue Diseases. To inquire please click here.