Age-related warts, also called seborrheic keratosis, are benign skin abnormalities caused by cells dividing too quickly in the epidermis. They are the most common skin tumors in the elderly, and are especially common in white people. They appear from the age of 40, especially around the temples, on the body on the trunk and on the backs of the hands. You first see a light or yellow-brown pigmentation, which results in a round or oval wart-like spot that appears to lie on the skin. The color is light to dark brown or even black. Sometimes small white dots are visible in the spot.
By means of a curette, this is a sharp sterile ring, the skin imperfections are scraped away from the skin. This is very superficial, making scarring or the appearance of white spots very rare.