About Dr. Lin

Dr Michael Lin is a California-licensed physician and board-certified dermatologist. In addition to
his practice, he is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Medical Association, Clinical Instructor at UCLA, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at USC, a staff member of Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, 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 constantly asked to provide expertise in diagnosis and treatment of every type of skin disorder. Founder of ADSCI (Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute), LINAGE Dermatology Institute, and LINAGE skin care products, Dr Lin was named “Best Skin Miracle Worker” by Valley Magazine, for his years of excellent service and dedication.

With extremely successful practices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, Westlake Village, Beverly Hills and City of Industry, 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 maintaining proper skin care at home in order to achieve and maintain the healthy, youthful, glowing appearance realized with laser treatments. So began his dedication and determination in developing 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 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.

Besides publishing scientific papers on dermatology and cutaneous gene therapy, Dr. Lin has been a consultant for the news media and featured as the dermatologist on 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 team, 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.


“I have acne prone skin and I just hate the acne spot that I get. I started using the LINQ line it has practically erased my acne spot and I have also notice I don’t break out as much.”

Chatsworth, CA
Georgina A
"My absolute favorite moisturizer is the is LINQ Renewing Day Creme. It gives the most amazing glow to your skin and doesn't look greasy which is important to me as a makeup artist. It sinks straight into your skin and leaves your face feeling ultra hydrated."

Santa Monica, CA
Samantha R