Thank you for your question heidi2002. IPL is a great treatment for facial rejuvenation. Often times after a treatment dark spots or sun damage may appear darker. Sometimes there is a speckled or coffee ground appearance. This generally resolves over 1-2 weeks and is an indication that good results can be expected. For my patients I recommend an initial series of 3-6 treatments every 4-8 weeks, followed by one maintenance treatment every 3-6 months. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!