The Application of Absorbable Octo Twist Threads for the Filling of Deep Frown Lines

July 5, 2018

Following up with last week's post on Application of RF Cannula for the Dissection of Deep Forehead Frown Lines, this week, we would be updating you on the application of PDO absorbable threads on  the filling of deep frown Lines post RF cannula dissection. The absorbable PDO threads are made from polydioxanone, a natural collagen stimulating compound found in the human body. It cost a quarter the price of the conventional synthetic wrinkle fillers and has lower risk adverse such as bruising and migration reactions that many patients faced. In addition, these threads stimulate collagen production in the desired area to give a long lasting effect of up to 2 years.



Watch exclusive video as Dr Kwon Han-Jin shares his techniques on using PDO threads to fill the deep frown lines of this patient


Threads used during the procedure:







Ocoto twist (PDO) threads:

It consists of 8 braided use 5-0 threads and it helps to synthesise collagen effectively and rapidly  through cavities between braided threads.



Recommended areas for the Application of Octo Twist PDO Thread 

  • Nasolabial folds

  • Neck wrinkles

  • All deep wrinkles


To maximise the volumizing effect, it is recommended to be used combing with HA fillers or PRP. 



Precautions to take during the procedure

As shown in the video above, the procedure takes less than 15minutes to be completed and a minimum of 4 absorbable PDO threads are used for the filling along the superficial line of the patients facial forehead. Due to the blunt nature of the PDO cannula threads, risk of damaging the blood vessels are mitigated, reducing infection and recovery time of the patient. In addition, in order to complete the safe and smooth injection procedure of the PDO threads, the facial skin area to be treated has to be straightened out. This would assist in the correct insertion of the PDO threads to the desired area for collagen production. 



Advantages of using PDO threads for facial filling procedure

  • Instant filling of the wrinkle 

  • Neovascularisation: Improving skin texture

  • Stimulation of collagen production

  • Skin tightening by contracting fat tissues

  • Longer lasting effects of 1-2 years


More Procedures associated with PDO threads

  • Jawline

  • Neck

  • Wrinkles reduction

  • Nasobalial folds

  • Eye rejuvenation for under-eye bags

  • Temple and cheeks filling

  • Sagging skins

  • Facial Contouring



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