Verucca seborrhoica is known as a seborrheic keratosis or, more simply, a senile wart. It is one of the most common skin growths in older adults but the good news is that it is noncancerous. It usually appears as a light tan, brown or black growth and it can have a scaly, rough or slightly raised appearance. It is usually found on the chest, back, scalp and abdomen. These keratoses don’t become cancerous but they can look unsightly. They are normally painless and require no treatment. However, you may decide to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if they become irritated by clothing. As with any skin changes, it is best to see your GP if you are at all unsure about a suspect mole or spot.