Generally speaking, a severe amount of skin laxity in the nasolabial folds, smile lines, jowls, or in the neck cannot be corrected as well with less invasive methods, as they may be with a face lift. Some of the treatments may help improve the situation, but as a rule of thumb, the more invasive the procedure, the more dramatic the result. Laser resurfacing, chemical peeling, botox, injectable fillers can all, to a variable degree achieve some improvement, but they should not be thought of as a substitute for a traditional face lift. In fact, when combined with a face lift, such techniques can dramatically improve the outcome of face lifting face lift surgery. Beware of the quickfix fad procedures and “newer” modalities, and technologies that promise results to match, or even come remotely close to those obtained through rhytidectomy or face lift surgery. Often, the before and after pictures are of different quality, out of focus, taken from a different angle, etc. The best way to tell whether a set of pictures is legitimate is to compare the background, lighting, distance from camera, and quality of a zoom view. The majority of before and after photos are missing most of such details, and probably for a good reason.