Dr. Peter Helton, Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. 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 school. Because 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 profession.
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 none.