Our History

"Parting is such sweet sorrow” fully encapsulates my feelings about retirement. As the face and the name of Benson Dermatology for these last forty-three years and founder of QnA Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, my gratitude to our patients for their trust, to our staff for their dedication, and to our God for His blessings too numerous to count is impossible to articulate. I leave with the assurance that, after an arduous search, I am being replaced by Dr. Nick Frank, a skilled Mohs surgeon, a good ole’ New Orleans boy like I am, and one who values the things which matter—compassion, effective treatments, efficiency, and the full realization that we are here to serve. May God continue to inspire and guide!

—Dr. Robert Benson

Dr. Robert Benson

“Experience Matters”
  • Founder and Supervising Physician
  • Board Certified Dermatologist & Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
  • Over forty years of experience in dermatology and cosmetic surgery in the U.S. and abroad
  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and Louisiana Dermatologic Society
  • Member of the Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society
  • Past President, Tangipahoa Medical Society
  • Past Member, New Zealand Medical Society
  • Among the first U.S. physicians to perform liposuction, Smartlipo laser liposculpture, laser resurfacing, fat transfer, and injectables
  • Founder of QnA Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ponchatoula Citizen of the Year, 2006

Experience & Certification Matter

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 three additional clinics in Covington, Amite, and Walker, 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.

Dr. Robert Benson, Dr. April Sanchez, Dr. Falon Brown, Dr. Jessica Wilson, and Dr. Nick Frank with our dedicated Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants have many decades of experience in all aspects of dermatology, dermatological surgery, Mohs surgery, cosmetic surgery, and general medicine.

As a board certified dermatologist by the American Board of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Robert Benson has been performing a wide array of dermatological surgeries--including skin cancer removal--as well as advanced cosmetic procedures in the United States and abroad for over 40 years. He was among the first physicians in the U.S. 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 QnA Cosmetic Surgery, a state-of-the-art cosmetic facility located in the heart of downtown Ponchatoula. QnA Medical Spa has an additional location in Covington's Benson Dermatology office.

Benson Dermatology's physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants treat patients of all ages with a full range of treatments for common to rare skin ailments. The mission of each provider with our dedicated support staff of Benson Dermatology is to provide an optimal patient experience with effective treatments in a comfortable office environment.