San Antonio Dermatologic Surgeon
326 W. Craig Place, Located in the HIstoric District of Monte Vista
San Antonio, Texas 78212 US
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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Decision I've Made - San Antonio, TX

THE BEST! Worth the wait!!!

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

"53 Year Old Not Wanting to Look Like 53 Year Old" - San Antonio, TX

Dr. Bucay has an excellent bedside manner. She takes her time to answer all your questions. Her staff are very professional and friendly.

5 out of 5 stars Pelleve

Great Result! Very Natural! - San Antonio, TX

Great, knowledgable and friendly.

5 out of 5 stars UltraShape

Painless Procedure for Banishing the Fat - San Antonio, TX

Dr. Vivian Bucay's office is highly recommended!

5 out of 5 stars UltraShape

70 Yr Old, Had Children, Apple Shape and Needing Belly Reduction Badly. - San Antonio, TX

Very professional. Total procedure explained. No discomfort. Actually quite relaxing.

5 out of 5 stars Xeomin

Wrinkles Gone! Loving Xeomin Results! - San Antonio, TX

Dr. Bucay is very personable and professional. Her explanations on both the injections and the product were far more than I have received in the past at other doctors' offices.

1 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Nodules Under my Eyes for Two Years

she decieved me into thinking this product was safe. she obviosly wasn't experienced in it.

5 out of 5 stars Vein Treatment

Better than others!

Above board staff, exceptional professionalism! Questions answered honestly about result expectations. The chemical peels I've had here always leave my face AMAZING-looking, after the peeling that is

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Fabulous - San Antonio, TX

Amazing dermatologist amazing staff. I visit the la casita office in Monte Vista and have had numerous procedures and maintenance treatments done. The staff is very warm and friendly and make you feel comfortable.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Bucay is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Her credentials span a wide scope of biomedical research, patient care, and medical education. Dr. Bucay recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Dermatological Association (ADA)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

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Customized Consultations

Awards & Recognition

Featured in several publications, including Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times and Elle
Texas Super Doctor Hall of Fame, Texas Monthly Magazine
Professional Recognition:
Distinguished Physician Member, Liquid Face Lift Association
Author or co-author, various publications

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bucay has hospital affiliations at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, TX .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Natural Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1983
    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1987
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1988
    Residency: Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston

Treatments offered at BUCAY-Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics

Blog Posts and Articles

Lift tone tighten In a non-surgIcal approach to facelIftIng, Ultherapy by hIgh tech

In lifting and tightening the skin on the neck, chin and brow, Ultherapy, distributed by High Tech Laser, signifies the latest technology in non-surgical, non-invasive facelifting. It is designed to counteract the skin laxity associated with ageing, and uses focused ultrasound technology to improve skin texture, refine the facial contours and, most notably, lift the skin on the face and neck for an anti-ageing effect.‘Ultherapy uses the fundamentals of...

Building the Skin Care Regimen: Choosing the Right Ingredients

When I first entered private practice in 1991, my primary concern was that I would be able to make the correct diagnosis, which, in turn, would allow me to make the appropriate treatment recommendations. It did not occur to me then that recommending skin care regimens would occupy such a large part of clinical time. In fact, today one of the most common “chief complaints” that prompts a patient to schedule an office visit is for recommendations for skin care. Anyone who has ever...

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Terrible bags and loose skin after filler injections. Is this normal? (Photo)

Treatment of the tear troughs shoulkd be done only be highly experienced injectors familair with the anatomy of this region. That said, Restylane is... READ MORE

5 days post op of Botox. Does the botox used for jaw reduction appear to be working? (photos)

Botox can be very effective for treating enlarged masseters but may require more than one treatment to experience the full benefit. The key to success... READ MORE

What is going on with my lips after dermal fillers? (Photo)

The photo you have posted is somewhat dark and doesn't show all of the upper and lower lip, making it difficult to see what might be going on. Did you... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for jaw line softening/reduction with botox? (photo)

Botox/Dysport/Xeomin can all be used safely (off-label) to treat enlarged masseters, the powerful muscles we use for chewing. People with masseter... READ MORE

Tear troughs to be injected with radiesse by occuloplastic surgeon?

With all due respect to your physician, Radiesse is not indicated for the tear trough area. It is excellent for the mid face and cheeks. Tear trough... READ MORE

Any substitution for forehead lines that go across?

Botox is one of the most widely studied drugs and has received many FDA approvals for indications ranging from treating frown lines and crows feet to... READ MORE

Can botox be dangerous if too close underneath eye?

Botox can be injected safely under the eye when done by a trained and experienced physician. The key is patient selection. In fact, relaxing the... READ MORE

Need to get rid of crease between eyes? (photo)

I would recommend that you try Botox (or Dysport or Xeomin) first to relax the muscles causing the crease. After 2 weeks, retunr to your physician for... READ MORE

Eyebrow Droop After Botox?

Eyebrow droop or brow ptosis after Botox is the result of overtreatment of the forehead (frontalis) muscle, the only muscle that can lift the eyebrows... READ MORE

Five Days Ago I Had Restylane Under my Eyes and I Have Iced It but I Still Have a "Bubble" Which Looks Awful? (photo)

Although no doubt a source of distress to you, the bubble under your eye is fixable and a common complication when the filler is injected too... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Bucay

Vivian Bucay, MD, FAAD has shared 5 before and after pictures with 93 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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