Serving the Northshore Communities, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge

Benson Dermatology endeavors to provide an environment of caring and warm southern hospitality coupled with the same level of expertise and technology available in major centers such as New York, Houston, and Los Angeles.

Benson Dermatology in Ponchatoula—ideally located within 45 minutes of the Northshore Communities, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge—has been dedicated since 1980 to providing the latest proven techniques and treatments in dermatology and cosmetic surgery to our beloved South Louisiana. To better serve our broad patient base, Benson Dermatology opened two additional clinics in Covington and Amite, Louisiana. Find your nearest location here.

Our experienced staff of board certified professionals is dedicated to treating your dermatological needs with time-tested methods and the latest medical advances.

Experience and Certification Matter

Dr. Robert Benson, Dr. Christel Malinski, and the dedicated staff of certified Nurse Practitioners, Sandra Thornhill, Susan B. Smith, and Kimberly Bordelon and Physician Assistant Julie O'Donnell have many decades of experience in all aspects of dermatology, dermatological surgery, cosmetic surgery, and general medicine.

Dr. Benson is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. For over 35 years, Dr. Benson has been performing advanced cosmetic procedures in the United States and abroad. He was among the first physicians in the US to perform traditional liposuction, Smartlipo laser liposculpture, laser resurfacing, fat transfer procedures, and facial-sculpting injectable treatments.

Dr. Benson is the founder of QnA Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery, a state-of-the-art cosmetic facility located in the heart of downtown Ponchatoula. QnA has been chosen by the maker of Smartlipo as one of four Center of Excellence facilities in the U.S. to train other surgeons in advanced laser liposuction techniques.

Dr. Christel Malinski, who also completed her residency at LSU, brings a wealth of knowledge in new techniques and treatments as well as a "woman's touch" to the cosmetic surgery aspect of the practice. Benson Dermatology's nurse practitioners and physician assisstant treat patients of all ages with a full range of treatments for common to rare skin ailments. The mission of each provider with the dedicated support staff of Benson Dermatology is to provide an optimal pateint experience with effective treatments in a comfortable office environment.

*Individual results may vary. Photography contains a mix of actual patients and stock photography. Testimonials are from actual patients.