Christel Cary Malinski, MD, FAAD

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, LSU School of Medicine, 2010
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Louisiana State University
    Internship: Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University

Treatments offered at Benson Dermatology

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I had Botox injected into my crows feet 8 days ago. Do I need more or is the best outcome I can expect from it? (photo)

Eight days is a little soon to judge your results as Botox can take up to 2 weeks for full results. However, it appears that your photos are of your... READ MORE

After Botox, I now have these awful lines on my eyelids which stand out a mile. Will these go away? (Photo)

Botox is temporary. If these lines started after Botox, they will resolve in 3 months or so when the Botox wears off. READ MORE

Mole removal: Is this skin cancer or anything to be concerned about? (photos)

It looks to be a benign dermatofibroma, however, an in person evaluation would be necessary to know for sure. I use dermoscopy and the "dimple test"... READ MORE

If I've never done Botox before, is it safe to get all 3 areas (forehead, the "11's", & crows feet) for my 1st appointment?

Yes! It is perfectly safe to have forehead, glabella, and crows feet treated simultaneously. I think treating all 3 gives the best results for my... READ MORE

Is it safe to get Botox if one of my eyebrows is lower & the area underneath that eyebrow is heavier than the other?

Many patients have baseline asymmetry. Yes, it is safe to get Botox! Just make sure you get it done by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. READ MORE

Upper lip flip? I had a syringe of Juvederm injected into my top lip, one half in November, second in December. (photo)

I frequently use Botox to subtly augment the upper lip. It works especially well when combined with fillers. Placing Botox into the muscle around the... READ MORE

How long does it take for Botox results to be seen? I got 27 units in my forehead and frown lines yesterday.

This is a very common question that I get asked by my patients. Botox starts to take effect within 2-3 days but can take up to 2 weeks for full results. READ MORE

Healing process after shaved mole? How to care for it? (photo)

Thank you for your question Diabeck. Post shave wound care should consist of keeping the site clean, moist, and covered. Use gentle soap and water to... READ MORE

Melanoma insitu scar worries. Could it be coming back? (photo)

Thank you for your question. With a diagnosis of melanoma, any suspicious pigment needs an in person evaluation with a board certified dermatologist.... READ MORE

Using fillers or botox, what would be the best, most affordable option to give face more balanced and feminine look? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. When I perform an initial consult, I evaluate the entire face from every angle. Having just seen a portion and not all... READ MORE

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