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What is Acne Lesion?

Acne is the most common form of skin disease that occurs in 80% of the total population. Acne begins in the teenage period and ends automatically after an individual matures. However, there are instances where acne continues to bother a particular group of people until they reach 40. Curing acne in its starting stage is necessary to ensure that it does not turn into a severe disease, which becomes impossible to treat. Acne occurs as pimples, nodules, whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts. The occurrence and the variation change from one set of people to another and based on different climatic environments. When higher than normal amount of oil is produced by hormones, the skin pores block and cause acne lesion.

What are Lesions and Their Relationship With Acne?

A lesion is an abnormality observed caused by an organism to tissue. The occurrence of a lesion is due to trauma or a disease. When we speak about the relationship between lesion and acne, then it is easy to describe because acne causes a lesion. The reason is the bacteria formation within the pores of the skin that leads to damage of tissues that pass through the region. People suffering from acne have a variety of acne lesions. The primary acne lesion that most people acquire is comedo, which is in the form of a bump.

What is Acne Lesion?

What is Acne Lesion?

Acne, which is a common skin ailment, occurs during puberty when the body releases androgen hormones in the body. These hormones function as a controller for releasing oil from oil glands, which is the sebum. The sebum carries or washes away the dirt, grime, and dead skin cells stored in the pores of the skin. Due to this, the skin possesses a healthy state and retains it actual moisture at all times. Acne lesion occurs when the hormone produces excessive oil, leading to blockage of the pore.

Acne lesion occurs as blackheads and whiteheads. If the comedo lies beneath the skin and reaches the surface of the skin without an opening, then it is the whitehead. About blackhead, the comedo reaches the surface and appears black. The change in the color is due to the exposure of the sebum to the air. Both the open and closed comedones remain for a long period. During this scenario, one may acquire additional skin problems such as papules, pustules, and cysts, which further worsen the entire situation.

Is it Possible to Cure Acne Lesion?

Curing acne lesion or acne is possible when you notice its presence in the initial stages. Most people wait for it to fade away automatically or use readily available topical creams to cure. It in fact, to some extent, heals the skin, but it may not be suitable for every situation. Understanding the underlying gravity, in this case, the androgens and the level at which they are secreting the oil offers the best solution. Therefore, opting for a prescribed medication/treatment is the best method to cure acne lesion and prevent further damage to the skin.

Acne lesion is a common skin disease as discussed above. Worrying about its occurrence will not put it away, but in some cases increases it drastically due to the stress. As you acquired knowledge about the situation and cause behind the occurrence of acne, you have time to prevent a severe attack by the acne lesion causing bacteria that penetrates deep into the skin layers and remains for extended periods. Make an arrangement with a dermatologist to have a measurement of the grade of the comedo and the possible solution for the same. With prescribed medications and diet control, putting an end to acne lesion is possible and prevention of reoccurrence is possible.


  1. American Academy of Dermatology Association. (2021). Acne. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne/
  2. Mayo Clinic. (2021). Acne. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/
  3. WebMD. (2021). Understanding Acne — the Basics. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/understanding-acne-basics
  4. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. (2020). Acne. https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/acne

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 16, 2023

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