Melissa Valdez

Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Body Contouring Specialist – La Casita


Melissa Valdez began her career as a makeup professional in 2003. Her love and passion for skin care led her to Dr. Vivian Bucay. Melissa was inspired to further her talents and become a Licensed Medical Aesthetician. Over the course of her career, she has trained and developed special skills in the treatments of anti-aging, skin rejuvenation and the correction of skin concerns.

Melissa’s treatment repertoire includes body contouring treatments with Coolsculpting, Exilis Elite, Cellutone, Z-Wave, and Vanquish. She is recognized as an advanced provider in Ultherapy, Laser Genesis, IPL, ReSurFX, Pellevé, Dermasweep, Eclipse Micropen, laser hair removal and chemical peels. Melissa provides treatments from “Red carpet ready” to procedures safe for expectant and nursing moms.

Melissa is accomplished in customized facials. Her skincare consultations are customized on the importance of healthy skin, based on “Building the Skin Care Regimen” by Dr. Vivian Bucay. Melissa is attentive and sensitive to the special needs and concerns of every patient.


  • Exilis certified provider
  • Vanquish certified provider
  • CoolSculpting Specialist
  • CoolSculpting Master

CoolSculpting Masters

Allergan recognizes that Melissa Valdez has attended and completed the CoolSculpting University training Program. Melissa Valdez is currently the FIRST and ONLY CoolSculpting Master in San Antonio, Texas.
CoolSculpting Master San Antonio
2018 Melissa CS Master

The last few weeks have borne witness to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus known as COVID-19. This is a novel virus that we do not fully understand, but whose devastating effects have been felt around the world, with no regards for borders or economies. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been forever changed by this pandemic. In the spirit of containing this pandemic, I, Dr. Bhandari, and our incredible family of dedicated professionals who make up Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics have made the difficult but necessary decision to keep our offices closed through April 3, pending any further developments.

Our goal is to ensure the safety and well being of our patients and our team. We are grateful to all of you for your loyalty and understanding and look forward to the time when we can resume doing what we do best - caring for you. Until then, please adhere to the recommended guidelines regarding handwashing and social distancing. Please remember that social distancing doesn't mean social isolation - the digital age allows us to be there for each other.

Warmest wishes to all of you for continued good health and strength,

Vivian Bucay, MD