The Petroff Center developed the educational guide to help patients avoid substandard skin care products being sold by dishonest third-party vendors online

Portland, OR - May 5, 2016
The Petroff Center founded by board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Petroff in Portland, Oregon, has created a useful guide to help readers spot counterfeit skincare products being sold as the real product by third party vendors through online markets such as

According to Dr. Petroff, unauthorized dealers are selling fake Obagi, Epionce, and SkinCeuticals products under assumed names to engage in a fraudulent practice called “diverting.” Diverting involves “selling goods intended for a specific market to another market, without the knowledge or permission of the primary vendor.”

Dr. Petroff believes that through education, everyone can put a stop to this fraudulent practice. The guide is geared towards providing more information on this issue to better inform patients. The quick and easy guide offers relevant information about diverting as well as telltale signs of a fake product. The educational content provides tips to help consumers protect themselves from counterfeits. You can read or download the infographic here.

To avoid purchasing counterfeit products, Dr. Petroff recommends reading more about “diverting” online and buying all skin care products from accredited dealers. All authorized dealers of beauty products, including the Petroff Center, adhere to strict code of ethics and standards to ensure only the highest quality products are being sold to consumers.

About Dr. Mark Petroff and Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa
Dr. Mark A. Petroff has dedicated his career to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as non-surgical procedures. As an accomplished potter with a keen interest in design and architecture, he combines the eye of an artist with the skill of a highly trained physician. This particular aesthetic sensibility allows him to expertly evaluate the anatomy of the face and determine the best procedures to give his patients the natural, rejuvenated look they hope for. His goal is always to keep his results so seamless and natural that his work is virtually undetectable. What his patients hear from friends is usually, “You look amazing. You must be taking great care of yourself!”

While Dr. Petroff has been in practice for over 25 years, it’s important to him to stay at the forefront of advances in his field. A proud native of Oregon, he studied at the University of Oregon and received his MD at Oregon Health Sciences University.

For more information on Dr. Petroff or Petroff Center, please call (503) 635-4886 and visit

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Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa
Location: 17720 Jean Way Suite 100, Lake Oswego, OR 97035