Medical dermatology

Dr 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:

  • Blistering skin conditions
  • Vasculitis
  • Panniculitis
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Mastocytosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Complex eczema
  • Skin rashes caused by rheumatological, immunological and autoimmune internal medical problems

With over a decade of experience in Dermatology, Amanda’s background is also in general medical dermatology, hence she also routinely provides care for patients’ with more common skin and hair conditions, such as:

Skin complaints and Rashes

  • Skin infections such as tinea and molluscum
  • Acne
  • Eczema / Dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Psoriasis
  • Itchy skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Pigmentation problems / Vitiligo
  • Excessive sweating

Skin lesions and mole checks

  • Mole checks
  • Skin cancer checks / routine full skin checks
  • Sun damage
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Warts
  • 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

Surgical Dermatology

Dr Saracino provides a comprehensive surgical and procedural Dermatology service which includes:

  • Mole removal
  • Skin cancer treatments (non-surgical and surgical (eg. curettage, excision))
  • Skin tag removal
  • Diagnostic skin biopsies
  • Cryotherapy / freezing treatment for warts, skin tags and other skin lesions
  • Injection treatments for keloid (thickened) scars
  • Injection treatments for alopecia (hair loss)
  • Electrocautery / fine wire diathermy for benign facial lesions such as skin tags and sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Phototherapy, Photodynamic therapy

Connective Tissue Diseases

Dr Saracino is a subspecialist in the skin manifestations of autoimmune rheumatic connective tissue diseases (CTDs). She has vast experience and expertise in this field. Connective tissue diseases include conditions such as Lupus Erythematosus (skin lupus and systemic lupus), Scleroderma (including Systemic Sclerosis and Morphoea / Localised Scleroderma), Dermatomyositis, Overlap and Undifferentiated CTDs (sometimes referred to as mixed connective tissue disease) and other related skin features such as Raynaud’s, vasculitis and panniculitis.

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.