Peter Helton was born in Flint, Michigan
as a first- generation Greek American. Like many
Greek families, Dr. Helton's parents were in
the restaurant business. Even though the family
had their own business, it was very important
to Dr. Helton's parents that he receive an education.
During his high school years,
Dr. Helton expressed a natural interest in cosmetology,
and enrolled in a trade school while still in high
school, receiving his license the year following
graduation. Upon graduation, Dr. Helton worked
at several salons, which satisfied his creative
side. Realizing that he wanted to satisfy his intellectual
side as well, Dr. Helton enrolled at Michigan Technological
University to become an engineer. After excelling
his first term he determined that he truly wanted
to become a doctor and changed his major to biology.
While at Michigan Tech, Dr. Helton
became involved in weight lifting and began training
for the Mr. Teen Michigan bodybuilding contest,
receiving second place.
In 1996 Dr. Helton entered medical
of his developed interest in body building and biology, Dr. Helton
was drawn to the path of Osteopathic Medicine, which is the branch
of medicine that applies a strong holistic approach to the medical
After working his way through
medical school in the cosmetology profession,
Dr. Helton specialized in Emergency medicine for
the following four years. Wanting to use his medical
and creative ability to make people look better,
Dr. Helton applied for the dermatology program
in Pomona, California and followed that training
with a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.
Upon the completion of the Cosmetic
Surgery fellowship, Dr. Helton felt that he could actually have a
larger impact if he combined the Dermatology and Cosmetic specialties,
and became a Cosmetic Dermatologist.
Today, as the medical director
of the Helton Skin and Laser Institute in Newport
Beach, California, Dr. Helton specializes in non-surgical
methods of improving his patients' appearance.
Using his artistic, creative and medical knowledge
as one of the nation's most renowned Cosmetic Dermatologists,
his patients receive results that are second to