West Houston Dermatology

Welcome to WHDERM - West Houston Dermatology


Our Professionals

Meet Our Team:

The Skin Care Team at West Houston Dermatology is committed to providing comprehensive dermatological services to the whole family. We understand that relationships between medical professionals and patients are built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect. We want our patients to be confident in knowing we are providing the best care possible and incorporating the latest improvements in dermatologic patient care. We offer appointments for any dermatological issue including pediatric dermatology, preventive annual skin exams, acne, rosacea and vitiligo or psoriasis care—using the latest in biologic medications. We also see patients for hyperhidrosis, contact dermatitis, allergy patch testing, and a wide selection of fillers and laser treatments for anti-aging or correcting. Skin care products include SkinCeuticals, Skin Medica, Obagi, SOTA, Avene, Glytone and Image.


Dr. Stephen Mahoney is the director and founder of West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skin Care Center, established in 1993. A long time Houstonian, Dr. Mahoney graduated from Memorial High School and is a proud University of Notre Dame honors alumni. Upon receiving his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Mahoney then completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Texas at Houston. He has extensive training in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology allowing him to be on the cutting edge of dermatological medicine. Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Mahoney is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Dermatological Society.
Dr. Stephen Mahoney


Dr. Dunn joined West Houston Dermatology in early 2014. The Woodlands-born Texan attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a degree in biomedical science. After earning his medical degree at the University of Texas in Houston, the Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society society member then completed an internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, his dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and MD at the Anderson Cancer Center, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Dunn is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.


Valorie Coulter, NP-C has been with West Houston Dermatology since 2011. Trained in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, Valorie is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Dermatology Nurses Association, Texas Nurses’ Association and the Houston Area Nurse Practitioner’s Association. Before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas, Valorie worked as a Registered Nurse in Pulmonology and Neurosurgery before returning to school to become a Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program and received her Master of Science degree in Nursing.


Janet Platt has been a licensed medical aesthetician at West Houston Dermatology since 2000. With her extensive aesthetics knowledge and experience, Janet has become a valuable resource for many of our long time patients, providing them with the highest level of skin care based on their individual needs and skin type. They have relied on Janet to keep them up to date on the latest procedures and treatments available to meet their personal objectives. Janet has extensive experience with a wide variety of cosmetic dermatology treatments and procedures including skin care products, chemical peels, SkinPen, Microdermabrasions, HydraFacials, lasers, CoolSculpting, truSculpt and Ultherapy.

Janet Bradley-Platt – Medical Aesthetician


Carrie Busch is a licensed medical aesthetician with 14 years of dermatology experience. Having begun her career as a medical assistant, Carrie quickly realized that she has a special love for the aesthetic side of dermatology. She enjoys combining multiple treatment modalities such as microneedling and resurfacing lasers to help her patients achieve the best version of themselves. She specializes in laser treatments, microneedling, microdermabrasion, body contouring treatments, chemical peels, Hydrafacials, acne facials and therapeutic treatments combined with product knowledge. She is committed to working with patients to achieve their skincare goals.

Carrie Busch is a licensed medical aesthetician