Photo Realistic Faces!

Does any body know a good way to make Photorealistic Faces in Blender or any other 3D program!

Im currently using the box method where you take one box and extrude it up then to the right then up again ect.

You can find a great tutorial here:
https://blenderartists.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21066

http://apieceofstring.com/kos/tutorials.htm