San Mateo OB/GYN
448 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, California 94401 US
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5 out of 5 stars ThermiVa

5star experience and results with Thermiva.

A nurse at my regular doctors office mentioned this treatment and after doing my research I was convinced I should try it. I had read Thermiva is intended for 21+ Even still, I was a little embarrassed/ashamed that I thought I needed some help at only age 26. Still, I thought it was worth it to me to give the treatment and chance. Now I am so glad I did the Thermiva treatment. Mainly I wanted...

5 out of 5 stars Vaginal Rejuvenation

40 Year Old with Kids - San Mateo, CA

Very kind and patient

5 out of 5 stars ThermiVa

ThermiVa with Dr.Susan Lin - San Mateo, CA

Dr.Lin was very welcoming, professional, and friendly. I will definitely go back!

5 out of 5 stars Vaginal Rejuvenation

33 Year Old with 2 Kids - San Mateo, CA

Dr.Lin is very kind and patient.

5 out of 5 stars ThermiVa

I'm Very Happy with ThermiVa

Just plain awesome. I researched Thermiva for quite a bit before committing. My primary concern (other than does it work?) was that most facilities require purchase of three treatments that need to be completed within a three month period. I didn't like the feeling of committing on such a large scale. It's a fair sum and what if I didn't like it or worse had an adverse reaction? Dr Lin's...

5 out of 5 stars ThermiVa


I had a Wonderful experience... she is very patient and answered all my questions, she took her time with my procedure ! I will definitely go to her again, I had researched different doctors and I am so glad I chose her!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Our mission is to empower our patients to feel and look good by combining women’s health, aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. We all have the potential for our inner beauty to emerge. Let us help you feel confident about yourself again. It’s your turn.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Awards & Recognition

ICMAD Cosmetic Innovator of the Year, 2008
Product of the Year Award, 2011
Launchpad Readers Choice Award Winner, 2012
Sitejabber Consumer's Choice Award, 2012

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lin has hospital affiliations at Mills Peninsula Medical Center (San Mateo, CA), Kaiser Permanente medical Center (SF, CA) Alta Bates Medical Center (Berkeley, CA) 7/1998-7/2000 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Oakland, CA), California Pacific Medical Center (SF, CA), Chinese Hospital (SF, CA) .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Liberal Arts, Boston University
    Medical: MD, Boston University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology Kaiser Permanente Hospital Oakland, CA
    Felix Rutledge Oncology, MD Anderson Medical Center
    Gynecological Oncology, Galloway Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Center

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Is it normal to have a "camel toe" shaped vagina?

Hi:  Totally normal to have Came Toe appearance.  If bothered by appearance can consider a non-surgial treatment ThermiVa that will improve the ap... READ MORE

Can I Use Bimatoprost 0.03% Instead of Latisse?

Yes you can use either Latisse of Bimataprost 0.03% because it is the same product with different labeling. READ MORE

Femilift vs Thermiva?

Both are good for improving vaginal  however ThermiVa have added advantage of no down time, improve sexual sensitivity and improving appearance of ... READ MORE

Is bleeding normal after a MonaLisa Touch treatment?

Minimal bleeding within few days of procedure is normal. If sure bleeding is not from menses, best to be assessed by your gynecologist. READ MORE

Can the MonaLisa Touch treatment be covered under insurance?

Vaginal Rejuvenation is not covered by traditional insurance. You can check with your HR department to see if your company offers flexible health... READ MORE

18 Years old - Is there a way to fix the lips of my vagina to make it less wrinkly? (Photo)

Labia Majora wrinkle likely due to loss of fat from recent weight loss. Can consider a new nonsurgical, nonpainful feminine rejuvenation procedure... READ MORE

Revision in London and advice please. (photos)

Recommend using MD Intimate Restore externally. It is stem cell derived peptides to help with healing. After 3 months from initial surgery, consider... READ MORE

Is Sandoz Alcon Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution as good as Latisse? (photo)

Both Alcon Bimataprost and Latisse use same active ingredient bimataprost. If you notice black contamination in the bottle, you should discard the... READ MORE

Is Glutathione Pill A Good Lightening Agent? What Are Potential Side Effects?

Glutathione is an anti-oxidant that is widely use for liver health and detoxification. As a result of beneficial effects, skin brightens and clarify... READ MORE

Latisse Causing Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

Yes dark circle is reported. Should subside gradually once you stop using the product. Do pay attention to make sure dark circle is not due to loss... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Lin

Susan F. Lin, MD has shared 26 before and after pictures with 45 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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