Michael T. Lin, MD


Dr. Michael Lin received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed his dermatology residency training and National Institutes of Health research fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lin returned to California and accepted the positions of Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He has also trained and given lectures at many academic institutions worldwide, including Stanford University, Taipei Medical University, and Harvard Medical School.

Dr Lin is a California-licensed physician and board-certified dermatologist. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology , Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Southern California,  and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Acknowledged by his peers for his expertise, Dr Lin has published many papers, lectured to audiences all over the world and is always available to answer questions from patients, colleagues, and the media.He has appeared on National TV and Radio to provide expertise in diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders, created over 1000 YouTube educational videos, and remains active in the Social Media community.

With successful practices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, Beverly Hills and Oxnard, California, Dr Michael Lin interacts with patients on a daily basis, who have come to know and trust him, with all of their skin care needs. Over the years, Dr Lin has specialized in laser therapy and through these services, has built a very loyal and trusting patient base. Through these patients, Dr Lin realized the importance of proper skin care at home in order to  maintain the healthy, youthful, glowing appearance achieved with laser treatments. For this reason, he created LINAGE skin care products.

Dr. Lin is devoted to the welfare of his patients, no matter how big or small their skin care problems may be. He is an internationally respected dermatologist and educator who has received many local and national awards, including “America's Top Dermatologist” by the Consumers' Research Council of America, “Best Skin Care Miracle Worker” by Valley Magazine, and “Best Dermatologist in Sherman Oaks” by the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Lin has been a consultant for the news media and featured as the dermatologist on the celebrity television show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." More importantly, Dr. Lin has earned the trust and respect of the thousands of patients who have interacted with him on a personal basis.

In 2002, Dr. Lin began offering cosmetic treatments to lighten dark freckles and even out skin tone. Each patient received custom tailored treatments including laser treatments followed by skin creams to lighten dark spots on the face and improve the complexion. Dr Lin then developed a renowned skin care program to help his patients maintain the flawless looking appearance they were achieving through laser therapy. The response was tremendous. As word traveled, patients began to come from as far as Hawaii and the East Coast for treatments. At the request of his patients and estheticians, Dr. Lin created a medical skin care line designed to bring the most effective dermatology treatments out of the clinic and into patient’s homes. In 2009 after working with the best research and development teams, Dr. Lin introduced LINAGE LINQ (pronounced “link”), a revolutionary skin care line with a proprietary blend of ingredients to nourish, exfoliate and renew skin cells. In 2011, Dr Lin started Dr. Lin Direct, an on-line marketplace in which thousands of the top dermatology products developed worldwide are reviewed by Dr. Lin and make available to you in the comfort of your own home. In 2013, Dr. Lin introduced his retail skin care products developed from the same products he offered his patients in his dermatology practice. These products are available on-line and in-store at retailers like CVS, Walmart, and Bed Bath and Beyond.