van (1)Stephen Van Laborde, M.D., originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, received his undergraduate degree in English literature with distinction from Stanford University. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine where he was the recipient of the Isadore Dyer Valedictory Memorial Prize. After an internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University, he completed his Dermatology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and served as Chief Resident. Afterwards, Dr. Laborde gained fellowship training in Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology from Harvard and Yale University faculty in Boston at SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill.

Dr. Laborde is recognized for his expertise in the treatment of facial wrinkles with Botox®.  He is a national Botox® trainer for other physicians and a member of the National Education Faculty for Botox Cosmetic®.  Dr. Laborde is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  He has staff privileges at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital of Houston and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital of Houston.  In addition to serving on various national committees, he is published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national meetings.  Dr. Laborde was selected for inclusion in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Texas Super Doctors in Texas Monthly magazine.

Dr. Laborde is a member of the following national and local societies: American Academy of DermatologyAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.Texas Medical AssociationHarris County Medical Society, and Houston Dermatological Society.

About the Practice

Laborde Dermatology is a comprehensive Dermatology practice located in the Uptown/Galleria area of Houston, Texas that specializes in Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology. The practice utilizes the most advanced technologies combined with detailed attention to patient care. The practice is under the direction of Stephen Van Laborde, M.D. who is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and fellowship trained in Laser Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Laborde was selected for inclusion in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Texas Super Doctors. Patients seek the expertise and artistic style of Dr. Laborde because of his distinguished ability to improve your appearance in a way that creates beautiful, natural results.

Dr. Laborde’s aesthetic offerings include Botox® and Dysport® for the treatment of facial wrinkles and excessive sweating, filling agents such as Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, Belotero® and Volbella® for wrinkle correction, volume restoration, and lip augmentation. A broad range of laser procedures for vascular birthmarks, facial redness, rosacea, brown sunspots, hair removal, acne, acne scarring, tattoo removal, and photoaging are also offered. In addition, minimal to no downtime aesthetic procedures such as Kybella™ for the reduction of fat under the chin and Thermage® for facial and body skin tightening are offered. Sclerotherapy for the treatment of unwanted leg veins, antioxidant/glycolic peels and microdermabrasion are also available.

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Dr. Laborde’s Credentials At A Glance

New Orleans, Louisiana

Undergraduate Education: 
Stanford University
A.B. English Literature with Distinction

Medical School:
Tulane University School of Medicine – New Orleans, LA
Isadore Dyer Memorial Valedictory Prize

Tulane University School of Medicine – New Orleans, LA
Internal Medicine

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center – New York, NY
Dermatology – Chief Resident

Harvard and Yale University Faculty
SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill – Boston, MA
Laser, Cosmetic, and Dermatologic Surgery

Board Certification:
Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

National Education Faculty for Botox Cosmetic


Alam M, Pon K, Laborde SV, Kaminer MS, Arndt KA, Dover JS:
Clinical Effect of a Single Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment of Fresh Surgical Scars: Randomized Controlled Trial 
Dermatologic Surgery 32:21-25, January 2006.

Laborde SV, Dover JS, Moore M, Stewart B, Arndt KA, Alam M:
Reduction in Injection Pain with Botulinum Toxin Type B Further Diluted Using Saline with Preservative: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of the Academy of Dermatology 48(6): 875-77, June 2003.

Laborde SV and Arndt KA:
Botulinum Toxins and Soft Tissue Filling Agents
Book Chapter. Dermatologica Practica.

Pon K, Laborde SV, Alam M, Kaminer MS:
Breast Reduction by Liposuction
Cosmetic Dermatology, September 2002.

Rubin A, Laborde SV, Stiller MJ:
Acquired Dermal Melanocytosis: Appearance During Pregnancy
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 45(4): 609-13, 2001.

Laborde SV and Scher RK: Developments in the Treatment of Nail Psoriasis, Melanonychia Striata, and Onychomycosis. Dermatologic Clinics 18(1):37-46, 2000.