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Dr. Vivian W. Bucay, MD

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My goal is to make the most of a person?s natural beauty while striving for balance and harmony between features, As an art collector, I have an appreciation for the visual form and am more aesthetically inclined. I have also treated patients abroad, gaining an international perspective and additional insight into various skin conditions. I survived stage-four melanoma cancer and wrote a lot of articles on that; it reinforced my zest for life, enabling me to relate better to patients.Read more

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San Antonio is home to Dr. Vivian Bucay, M.D., her husband Moises Bucay, a cardiologist and their three daughters. Dr....Read more

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  • My visit was unlike any other. I have had my share of dermatologists visits and none compare to Dr. Bucay's office. From the moment I walked in, I instantly felt welcomed. My entire visit felt personalized. Never did I feel like I was at a doctors office. I never felt rushed. The whole feel of the casita - from furniture to layout, made my visit feel like I was at a spa rather than a doctor's office. Not to mention, the staff and the PA were friendly and took their time with me. I truly appreciate the level of service I received.
  • I feel like friends almost like family when I am with you... everybody is so nice and professional. La Casita is an enchanted home to make look beautiful.... THANK YOU ALL!!!!
  • The staff was helpful, thorough, and extremely courteous. I felt very comfortable. Dr. Bucay is wonderful. You can tell she really cares about her patients and that she loves what she does.
  • The best in San antonio. No comparison.   
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Dr. Bucay, and her entire staff are awesome. Dr. Bucay is extremely knowledgeable, and takes her time to be sure all questions are answered, so if you have to wait, it is well worth it. I have been a patient of hers for over 15 years, and have sent many patients to her. Whether you are seeing her for medical, cosmetic, or a combination of both, you are in the very best hands with Dr. Bucay and her team. Doctors like her are a very rare find!
She performed a body check , removed and biopsied a suspicious lesion. The removal left a large scar and the suspicious area was nothing but a benign brown spot. She also charged to spray 14 spots when she only sprayed a wart. She appeared very disinterested. I do not recommend this physician.
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Itchy Skin
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Blemishes
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

Procedures Performed

Dr. Bucay says..

Cosmetic dermatology is the natural evolution of medical dermatology. Its primary value is to convey a sense of vitality. When you look glowing and healthy, you simply feel better. That makes you more productive socially and in business settings. In today's society, there is simply no reason to apologize for wanting to look your best. In Dr. Vivian Bucay's hands, you may be assured that the aesthetic aspects of skin treatment will never be at the expense of skin health. Our services in cosmetic dermatology simply help you maintain the wellness of your mind/body connection.

Your individualized treatment plan begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. Bucay and her esteemed team to take time to address your concerns, set rejuvenation goals in order to accomplish realistic expectations for every aspect of care – comfort, recovery time, results, duration, and cost. Our Team will ask about your medical history and lifestyle, and patiently answer questions. Then, together, we will form a strategy to fit your needs.

While we offer a wide range of aesthetic services, the current trend is toward minimally invasive procedures, with little or no social downtime. They improve skin's surface and volume, lift and tighten, and enhance your overall appearance. The anti-aging fight begins with a strong skincare regiment. As seen in Practical Dermatology , Dr. Bucay discusses how to build the right skin care regiment based on your needs.

Your skincare regiment may include treatments such as these, alone or carefully meshed and we will begin with your individual concerns :

  • Customized skincare
  • Dermal fillers (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra Aesthetics) to add volume
  • Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), to relax muscles for a refreshed appearance
  • Non Surgical Skin Tightening and Lifting
  • Chemical peels to refine skin's texture and tone.
  • Laser resurfacing (Fraxel re:store and Fraxel re:pair) for remediation of wrinkles, acne scarring and pigmentation spots.
  • Spider Veins
  • Acne Scars
  • Fat Reduction
  • Laser Rejuvenation
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Stretch Marks
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Customized Facials
  • Liquid facelift, a non-surgical approach to rejuvenation using a combination of injectables
  • Ultherapy and Pelleve to add lift and firmness
  • CoolSculpting, the revolutionary, non-invasive fat reduction technique for stubborn fat pockets, including those on the abdomen, thighs, and flanks (love handles)
  • Sclerotherapy to resolve unsightly leg veins
  • Personalized skin care products
  • ColoreScience and glo Minerals cosmetics

What makes healthy skin look youthful? Light! Younger skin is smoother and tighter. It hasn't lost its glow, developed spots of pigmentation, or became scarred. That gives it a unique ability to reflect light. (For a great illustration, just look at a photograph of a grandmother holding her young grandchild.) Because we believe that health and beauty are not mutually exclusive, we apply treatments safely, under the care of a trained, experienced dermatologist for vibrant, natural-looking outcomes. We don't try to change what nature gave you; we help to restore it.

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  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Acne Treatment
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Biopsy
  • Body Imaging Services
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® Injection
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exilis Skin Tightening Therapy
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Glycolic Acid Skin Care Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment
  • Laser Treatment for Melasma
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Tightening
  • Ultherapy®
  • Vanquish® Fat Recontouring
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1988

    Internship, Pediatrics
  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1991

    University Of Miami / School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Bucay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Bucay says...

San Antonio is home to Dr. Vivian Bucay, M.D., her husband Moises Bucay, a cardiologist and their three daughters. Dr. Bucay is recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation through the combined use of neuromodulators, injectable dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing, Considered to be one of the pre-eminent dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bucay's credentials span a wide scope of biomedical research, patient care, and medical education.

Licensed in both the United States and Mexico, she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, completing her undergraduate studies in 1983 while serving as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. She earned her MD in 1987 from Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine. After completing an internship in pediatrics in 1988, Dr. Bucay began a residency in dermatology at The University of Miami School of Medicine which she then completed at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991.

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Bucay serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Bucay serves as faculty on several continuing medical educational initiatives in the USA. She is sought for speaking engagements and has been featured as a keynote speaker across the globe on a wide scope of topics ranging from innovations in facial aesthetics to neuromodulators to cancer survival.

A personal battle with stage 4 melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, has enabled Dr. Bucay to connect with her patients in a unique way. Dr. Bucay's patient empathy is borne of the mental, social, and physical challenges she experienced as a patient in her fight with cancer. Cancer free since August 2007, her victory has been an inspiration to her patients. Passionate about skin wellness, Dr. Bucay has been featured as a skin expert in several publications, including Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Elle, More, Shape, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping. Since 2004, Dr. Bucay has been recognized yearly as a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly Magazine. Dr. Bucay is a Distinguished Physician Member of the Liquid Face Lift Association and is the author or co-author of many publications and is involved in several studies evaluating emerging cosmeceuticals.

Undergraduate Johns Hopkins University (full scholarship) Baltimore, MD Aug 1979 – May 1983 Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences

Medical School Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Aug 1983 – June 1987 Medical DoctorateInternship Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1987 – June 1988 Internship, Pediatrics

Residency University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL July 1988 – June 1989 First-year Residency in Dermatology

Residency Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1989 – June 1991 Residency in Dermatology

Honors National Merit Scholar (1979) Phi Beta Kappa Teamster International Scholarship (1979-1983) Baylor Trustee Scholarship (1985)

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Dr. Bucay's Care Philosophy

My goal is to make the most of a person?s natural beauty while striving for balance and harmony between features, As an art collector, I have an appreciation for the visual form and am more aesthetically inclined. I have also treated patients abroad, gaining an international perspective and additional insight into various skin conditions. I survived stage-four melanoma cancer and wrote a lot of articles on that; it reinforced my zest for life, enabling me to relate better to patients.

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Dr. Bucay says...

Cosmetic dermatology is the natural evolution of medical dermatology. Its primary value is to convey a sense of vitality. When you look glowing and healthy, you simply feel better. That makes you more productive socially and in business settings. In today's society, there is simply no reason to apologize for wanting to look your best. In Dr. Vivian Bucay's hands, you may be assured that the aesthetic aspects of skin treatment will never be at the expense of skin health. Our services in cosmetic dermatology simply help you maintain the wellness of your mind/body connection.

Your individualized treatment plan begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. Bucay and her esteemed team to take time to address your concerns, set rejuvenation goals in order to accomplish realistic expectations for every aspect of care – comfort, recovery time, results, duration, and cost. Our Team will ask about your medical history and lifestyle, and patiently answer questions. Then, together, we will form a strategy to fit your needs.

While we offer a wide range of aesthetic services, the current trend is toward minimally invasive procedures, with little or no social downtime. They improve skin's surface and volume, lift and tighten, and enhance your overall appearance. The anti-aging fight begins with a strong skincare regiment. As seen in Practical Dermatology , Dr. Bucay discusses how to build the right skin care regiment based on your needs.

Your skincare regiment may include treatments such as these, alone or carefully meshed and we will begin with your individual concerns :

  • Customized skincare
  • Dermal fillers (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra Aesthetics) to add volume
  • Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), to relax muscles for a refreshed appearance
  • Non Surgical Skin Tightening and Lifting
  • Chemical peels to refine skin's texture and tone.
  • Laser resurfacing (Fraxel re:store and Fraxel re:pair) for remediation of wrinkles, acne scarring and pigmentation spots.
  • Spider Veins
  • Acne Scars
  • Fat Reduction
  • Laser Rejuvenation
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Stretch Marks
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Customized Facials
  • Liquid facelift, a non-surgical approach to rejuvenation using a combination of injectables
  • Ultherapy and Pelleve to add lift and firmness
  • CoolSculpting, the revolutionary, non-invasive fat reduction technique for stubborn fat pockets, including those on the abdomen, thighs, and flanks (love handles)
  • Sclerotherapy to resolve unsightly leg veins
  • Personalized skin care products
  • ColoreScience and glo Minerals cosmetics

What makes healthy skin look youthful? Light! Younger skin is smoother and tighter. It hasn't lost its glow, developed spots of pigmentation, or became scarred. That gives it a unique ability to reflect light. (For a great illustration, just look at a photograph of a grandmother holding her young grandchild.) Because we believe that health and beauty are not mutually exclusive, we apply treatments safely, under the care of a trained, experienced dermatologist for vibrant, natural-looking outcomes. We don't try to change what nature gave you; we help to restore it.

Related ArticlesDermatologist in San Antonio TX – Noted dermatologist in San Antonio TX: Why a beautiful complexion matters.

 

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  • My visit was unlike any other. I have had my share of dermatologists visits and none compare to Dr. Bucay's office. From the moment I walked in, I instantly felt welcomed. My entire visit felt personalized. Never did I feel like I was at a doctors office. I never felt rushed. The whole feel of the casita - from furniture to layout, made my visit feel like I was at a spa rather than a doctor's office. Not to mention, the staff and the PA were friendly and took their time with me. I truly appreciate the level of service I received.
  • I feel like friends almost like family when I am with you... everybody is so nice and professional. La Casita is an enchanted home to make look beautiful.... THANK YOU ALL!!!!
  • The staff was helpful, thorough, and extremely courteous. I felt very comfortable. Dr. Bucay is wonderful. You can tell she really cares about her patients and that she loves what she does.
  • The best in San antonio. No comparison.