Age warts, also called verruca seborrhoica, are the most common benign skin spots. Most age warts are rough, raised and light brown in color. They initially often start as a yellow / brown discoloration and will develop into the raised warts. They often appear from the age of 40 and increase with age. The condition is generally more common in people with fair skin type than in people with dark skin type.
Age warts mainly occur in the following locations:
- the upper part of the hull
- the face
- the backs of the hands
The spots can vary from a few millimeters to many centimeters in diameter. The thickness can also vary per spot. They do not normally cause further complaints such as itching or pain. If this is the case, it is wise to consult with your doctor.
The exact cause of the onset of age warts is unknown. It is known that people who come into the sun a lot unprotected, the spots arise at an earlier age. Heredity can also play a role in the development of age warts.
The age warts are benign and therefore not necessary to remove. However, the spots are often cosmetically disturbing, so people want to have them treated.
How can you treat age warts?
Age warts are completely harmless and easy to remove from the skin therapist through cryotherapy or coagulation therapy.
Depending on the size and type of age wart, the best method is used. If someone is sensitive to developing verruca seborrhoica, it is possible that new spots will emerge with age. It is advisable to treat the age warts at an early stage to prevent enlargement.