Remove age warts
Warts were always treated by a dermatologist at U-Clinic. Our skin therapists are now also trained for this. This means that it is cheaper for you as a patient, since the removal of warts is no longer reimbursed by the health insurer. Our skin therapists can tell you more about age-related warts.
Old age warts
An old-age wart (with a difficult word verruca seborrhoica) is one of the most common forms of benign warts on the skin that mainly occur in white people and after the age of 40. In the beginning, spots are often small and light in color. Later on they can get bigger, thicker and darker; however, they will never turn evil. They can be round or oval, feel a little rough and look like they are glued to the skin. Age-related warts can itch. Sometimes only a single one is present, but can gradually become more. An age wart usually appears on the face or trunk, but can be anywhere.
The cause of age-related warts is unknown, but they increase in number with age. Old-age warts are not real warts and therefore not contagious, because they are not caused by a virus.
The treatment is relatively simple. Old-age warts are preferably removed by means of curettage or cryotherapy. With curettage, the wart is, as it were, scraped away with a ring-shaped blade. The skin is first numbed with a cold spray. Cryotherapy is the freezing of skin, with us only the dermatologist does this.
When the wart is removed, a superficial wound remains, which is covered with a plaster. An abrasion occurs. Sometimes a scar or a slight discoloration of the skin may remain.
Most health insurers do not reimburse the treatment of old-age warts, because there is usually no medical necessity, it is a purely cosmetic treatment.
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