We have a comprehensive approach to acne and acne scarring. In fact, one of the main reasons Dr Lin chose the field of dermatology is due to his personal struggles with acne. Dr. Lin finds the treatment of acne particularly rewarding.


Depending on the severity of the acne and the potential for scarring, we have many approaches to treatment.

Our Acne Services

We have a comprehensive approach to acne and acne scarring. In fact, one of the main reasons Dr Lin chose the field of dermatology is due to his personal struggles with acne. Dr. Lin finds the treatment of acne particularly rewarding.

Topical Medications

For mild to moderate acne, topical medications are often satisfactory for controlling acne. Please remember there is no “cure” for acne. A good skin care regimen is the foundation for clear skin. 

Dr. Lin developed an affordable line of skin care products specifically for his acne patients. Cleaning the skin with the Daily Foaming Cleanser is a great starting point. Adding the Acne Spot Treatment for patients with just occasional break outs is usually sufficient.

 For patients with moderate acne, adding the Acne Treatment Lotion once a day can often control the breakouts. Sometimes, adding prescription products like retinoids (adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene), clindamycin, dapsone, and topical minocycline may be indicated.

Oral Antibiotics

For moderate to severe acne, oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline, Minocycline, Bactrim, or Cephalexin may be indicated. In women with hormonal acne, spironolactone may be helpful.

For severe or scarring acne, isotretinoin is the gold standard treatment. It is the only medication that can be close to “curative” for acne. About 70-90% of patients completing a 5-6 month course of isotretinoin don’t get significant acne afterwards

In-Office Treatments

In addition to these medications, adjuvant in-office treatments can improve acne and acne scarring. Treatments like chemical peels and extractions can keep the skin exfoliated and unclogged. Microneedling, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) resurfacing, and plasma rich platelets (PRP) can improve the color and texture of the skin.

For severe acne scarring, procedures such as punch excision, subscission, fillers, sculptra, TCA cross, microneedling, Renuvion, and laser resurfacing can be highly effective.


Dr. Lin is sincerely the best dermatologist I’ve ever had. He is very courteous and always have time for his patients. I started coming to him when I had a really bad acne that comes seasonal on my back 2 years ago. I already visited one dermatologist before and was never really resolved. When I started coming to Dr. Lin, he was very to the point and knew exactly what I needed. Right after I started the regimen he gave me with great antibiotic, my acne was stopped. I also came over one time just for treatment on my back with his Registered Nurse, Sharmaine, who was also just wonderful. I had to ask Sharmaine if I could see Dr. Lin that day just for a quick check up. Though I was not on the appointment list, right after my treatment, Dr. Lin immediately gave his time and I was able to have an appointment with him. He even took his time and gave me some treatment.

I’ve never experienced any doctor who would go beyond his duty and graciously treat you despite his busy schedule. He is one awesome dermatologist and really would recommend with my friends. He is definitely a genius in his field.

– J. T. / Yelp / Feb. 17, 2014


“All I can say is, thank you, Dr. Lin, for changing my whole outlook on skin care! I was referred by a close family friend to Dr. Lin and have been seeing him ever since. My skin feels better than ever and I get compliments everyday. I have suffered from adult acne and no longer have this issue. His staff is equally as fantastic and always so helpful upon arrival! My first procedure, I was so nervous because I have never been done anything to my face. The nicest woman, Shawna, was so informative and made me feel so comfortable. Speaking from someone with adult acne, goooo to Dr. Lin and your skin will be changed forever!”

– J. M. / Yelp / Jan 7, 2020


“I am so happy to have found this place. I came to Dr. Lin’s office to help with my acne scars and so far this place has been amazing! Dr. Lin and Alanna are so kind, helpful and patient with my process. I already seen some improvement with my skin. I am looking forward to my next visit and happy to use the acne control product they have recommended to me.”

– S. H. / Yelp / Oct. 17, 2019

Before and After

Treatment: Topical Medications and Oral Antibiotics
Age:  16 – 22 / Gender:  Female / Ethnicity:  White


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Valencia / Santa Clarita

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