Chroma Dermatology is a dermatology centre with a difference – we are a passionate about pigment and skin of colour and are committed to education, research and outreach work for in-need communities.

While we care for patients with all skin types, we pride ourselves on having expertise in selecting safe and medically proven treatments for those with pigment problems and those who have non-caucasian skin types.

Chroma Dermatology recognises that Chinese, Indian, African, Middle Eastern and indigenous Oceanic skin is different to Caucasian skin and may differ in presentation, response and reaction to treatment. Understanding the differences and having the skill to tailor the treatment approach is critical to successfully treating pigmented skin.

The team at Chroma Dermatology have expertise and decades of practical experience in treating Asian and darker skin types. Our founder, Dr. Rodrigues, publishes and lectures locally and abroad on the differences in diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in those with culturally diverse skin types.

The entire Chroma Dermatology team look forward to welcoming you to our centre soon! 



Dr. Michelle Rodrigues is the founder of Chroma Dermatology. She is a qualified Australian dermatologist with over a decade of experience in dermatology. She has Anglo-Indian heritage and is globally renowned for her skill and expertise in treating pigment problems and diagnosing and managing skin conditions in those with skin of colour (non-Caucasian skin).

Through her passion for medical education and research, Dr. Rodrigues has contributed to advances in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions like vitiligo and melasma, and to the unique diagnostic and treatment considerations in patients with skin of colour who have common skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, keloid scars and more.

As a key opinion leader in pigmentary disorders and skin of colour, Dr. Rodrigues looks forward to serving her patients and journeying with them to improved skin health.


Dr. Celestine Wong is an Australian-trained dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. During her dermatology training, she spent 6months at the National Skin Centre in Singapore where she obtained experience treating Asian and Indian skin types and tropical skin conditions.

Dr. Wong has a range of interests including paediatric dermatology (skin problems in children), acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, excessive sweating and skin cancer. She understands the unique ways these common conditions present and respond to treatment in those with skin of colour.

Having a keen interest in dermatology education, Dr. Wong has published in numerous peer reviewed journals and lectures to healthcare professionals. She is involved in voluntary work abroad and was awarded the Harvey Rotstein Award for personal and professional excellence as well as dedication to patient care throughout her dermatology training.

Dr. Wong can converse in Mandarin and prides herself on providing evidence-based treatment for her patients.


Dr. Sarah Shen is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD) and brings with her expertise in the area of melanoma, having completed a Master of Philosophy in the research of high-risk melanomas at the Victorian Melanoma Service at the Alfred Hospital. This work has been published locally and internationally. She also spent 6 months at the National Skin Centre in Singapore during her dermatology training which provided her with experience treating Asian and Indian skin types.

Dr. Shen now holds an appointment at the Alfred Hospital and has a range of interests within dermatology including eczema, psoriasis, acne, hair disorders and skin cancer diagnosis and management.

Dr Shen is fluent in conversational Mandarin and Shanghainese (Shanghai dialect) and is committed to providing well-rounded, evidence-based patient care for all patients.


Shima is an experienced Dermal Clinician who is passionate about optimal skin health, educating and training others and undertaking research. She prides herself on delivering safe, innovative and effective skin solutions and is excited about using the highest quality laser equipment, peels and rejuvenation devices available at Chroma Dermatology to enhance texture, luminosity and overall quality of the skin.  

An initial consultation with Shima at Chroma Dermatology will involve a comprehensive assessment of your overall skin-health and an in-depth discussion about any concerns you would like to address. Then, an individually tailored treatment plan will be suggested for you. The appointment will ensure Shima understands your specific needs and gives you the opportunity to know how you can best care for your skin and keep it looking and feeling great all year ‘round! Best of all, this initial consultation is free!


Members of the Chroma Community are eligible for exclusive skin treatment offers and will
be the first to know about new technologies and advances in the area of pigment and skin of colour.

Members of the Chroma Community are eligible for exclusive skin treatment offers and will be the first to know about new technologies and advances in the area of pigment and skin of colour.