Dr. Bobby Buka, MD


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Bobby Buka, M.D.
220 Front Street
New York, New York 10038
For an appointment, call (212) 385-3700

Medical Expertise of Dr. Bobby Buka, MD

Diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and skin cancer.

About Dr. Bobby Buka, MD

Bobby Buka, MD is a board-certified dermatologist providing medical and cosmetic dermatology care to patients in the New York City area at Bobby Buka, MD

Dr. Bobby Buka is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and he is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and  is the author of two books on skin health (Buka’s Emergencies in Dermatology and Top 50 Dermatology Case Studies for Primary Care).

Born in New York City, Dr. Buka received his medical degree (MD)from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and a 3-year dermatology residency at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He went on to complete a Fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Dr. Buka envisions the future of dermatology as moving away from pure medical, pharmacological dermatology and flowing more toward a holistic approach to wellness and skincare. Instead of relying first and foremost on pharmaceuticals, he prefers to customize treatment plans for the most effective, least invasive strategy. His expertise has been featured not only in dermatology and plastic surgery textbooks and medical journals, but on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Huffington Post, Inside Edition, and in Health Magazine.



Conditions Treated

Aging Skin & Wrinkles
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
Hair Loss (Balding)
Seborrheic Keratosis
Skin Cancer

Tips & Wisdom

Acne can make a person’s life miserable. And these days, due to harsh environmental factors, adults are experiencing a severe resurgence of acne vulgaris. Our expert NYC Dermatologists say “it’s time to fight back” with our hypothermic Inflammo-Freeze™ therapies that stop blemishes in their tracks. Then, attack the bacteria that cause acne with a powerful blast of energy from our 595nm laser. Finally, seal in results with a gentle take-home weekly chemical peel...
Moles (Nevi), Normal
Remove unsightly or changing moles with minimal scarring using our unique dermatologic, subcutaneous (“under the skin” stitches) closure technique. We remove moles that you don’t like the look of, but more importantly, ones that fail our ABCDEs survey for potential malignancy. (see our Special Topics section of our website on identifying a suspicious-looking mole.) Laser Mole Removal Suspect moles are removed using a state of the art laser. Our NYC dermatologist...
Chemical Peels
Chemical peel New York City is one of the most frequently searched phrases amongst dermatology patients today. Little wonder, as chemical peel treatments are among the oldest and most trusted cosmetic procedures in the world, performed in ancient Egypt and Greece. Today peel treatment in NYC helps people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. The Glycolic Acid Peel performed in our New York City and Brooklyn Dermatology Offices offers nearly immediate results restoring a more youthful appea...
Eczema means "Inflamed Skin"
Eczema can range in severity from a mild annoying red patch on your arm to a total body, weeping, infected rash. Eczema simply means “inflamed skin”. Skin can become inflamed for a number of reasons, the big three are Contact Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Irritant Dermatitis. Part of the eczema confusion stems from the fact that ALL eczemas look very similar – chapped, red, scaly skin. Another item that all eczemas share is their therapy. Proper hydration is the a...
What Triggers Atopic eczema (AE)?
This is usually an inherited skin condition that stems from a general sensitivity to allergens. For example, even a slight increase in dust or pollen counts can trigger an inflammatory cascade that will leave skin red and itchy. There is not a specific allergen identified as in contact eczema, but rather a general hypersensitivity to environmental triggers. If you were to place patients with atopic dermatitis in a plastic bubble, protected from the environment, their skin would clear almost enti...

Patient Education Resources

Irritant Eczema (IE)
This is the simplest form of eczema caused by rapid dehydration. Chapped lips and cheeks from windburn is perhaps the most common manifestation of this eczema. Any environmental feature that can rapidly desiccate (dry) skin is considered an irritant. Even water within a wet bathing suit can evoke red, itchy skin, and can be considered an irritant. Some mechanical forces can trigger an irritant dermatitis as well. Straps and belts are notorious induces of irritant eczema. Removal of the irrita...
Our Experience with Contact Eczema (CE)
This form of eczema can be caused by a dizzying number of natural as well as household and workplace chemicals. The most infamous form of contact dermatitis is poison ivy, so called “rhus dermatitis” for the rhus allergen found within this plant. The onset of CE can evolve over time – I can diagnosis this condition from an over-the-counter product even after a patient’s been using it for years without incident. The immune system is exposed to a certain allergen several ti...
Our NYC and Brooklyn Dermatology Offices offer this safe and effective treatment that eliminates unsightly spider and varicose veins to give your hands and legs an even, more youthful appearance. In this simple procedure, veins less than 2mm wide are injected with a glycerin-based sclerosing solution that causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including: Aching Burning? Swelling Night c...