Flat warts are smooth, flat-topped, flesh- or brownish-yellow-coloured bumps the size of a pinhead. Flat warts are also called juvenile warts because they’re most commonly found in children and young adults.
Why do they appear?
The warts are caused by a virus that’s contagious, but benign, and are usually not painful. Flat warts are smaller than other warts and, unlike other warts, smooth on top. They are very slightly raised, and sometimes hardly noticeable. Flat warts can be round or oval in shape and are usually between 1-3 millimetres in diameter. Their colour ranges from yellowish brown to pinkish to flesh-coloured. They can grow in groups of 20 to 200 warts.
Areas they are commonly found
Plane warts often appear around a scratch or break in your skin. Men may get them in the beard area from shaving nicks, while women may have them on their legs for the same reasons. They’re commonly found on the face, back of the hands or neck and tend to appear in large numbers.