Board certified dermatologist Dr. Christel C. Malinski joined the staff of Benson Dermatology and QnA Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in July of 2014. Dr. Malinski received her M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After finishing her intern year of training in internal medicine, Dr. Malinski completed a residency in dermatology with LSU.
Dr. Malinski is a specialist in treating disorders of the skin, hair, and nails in patients of all ages. She provides quality and innovative services in medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. “I am committed to helping every patient achieve healthy, cancer-free, beautiful skin.”
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 an additional clinic in Covington on Greenbriar Boulevard in Normandy Oaks, near Highway 21 and just north of Interstate 12.
Our experienced staff of professionals is dedicated to treating your dermatological needs with time-tested methods and the latest medical advances.
Dr. Robert Benson and his dedicated staff of certified Nurse Practitioners, Sandra Thornhill and Susan Smith, 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 30 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.