Dr. Sylvia Garnis-Jones, MSc MD FRCPC | NOTE: Our Maple Ridge office has closed

Hair Loss Consultations

What to expect in your consultation

After having the necessary referral submitted to become a patient of Dr. Garnis-Jones, all new patients are given a specific appointment time and date and then begin with a one-on-one comprehensive consultation.


During a hair loss consultation, Dr. Garnis-Jones examines their hair and carefully examines a patient’s medical history. Before making a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan for their hair loss, Dr. Garnis-Jones may need to request extensive blood tests to determine if part of the hair loss problem is related to hormone issues or other internal problems such as a lack of vitamins. In some cases a biopsy will need to be taken of the scalp. Typically, there is a 3-4 week wait for the results of blood tests and biopsy’s. We understand the time-sensitive nature of losing your hair and appreciate the patience required for the dermatologist to make the necessary investigations.


Covered by MSP
Thorough assessment of medical history
Begin investigations into hair loss causes
Obtain blood test requisition (labs will waive fee with requisition from a specialist)
Receive scalp biopsy if necessary
Learn more about available prescription medication or non-prescription treatments

Proven Hair Loss Treatments

Consumer Beware! There are many hair loss products available on the internet and social media. Remember, anyone can sell anything on the internet with no repercussions for making false claims. It has also become common practice for brands to pay for product placements on social media posts or internet articles. Product placements easily mislead the consumer by making it appear as though those products are being personally recommended following a positive personal experience.

That is the reason why Dr. Garnis-Jones offers products that have all been tested and have been proven to be effective by clinical studies and over 20 years of real patient results. They can be purchased in the clinic or from our online shop at www.dermatologie.solutions.

01. Anaphase Shampoo:  The only shampoo that promotes the absorption of minoxidil.  Also, promotes blood supply in the scalp. 

02. Creastim Lotion: Used for occasional hair loss caused by stress, strict diets, after childbirth or change of season.

03. Neoptide Lotion for Women and Men: For hair loss over 6 months

04. Anacaps: A food supplement for hair and nails

05. Keravive Peptide Complex Spray: Delivers a hyper-concentrated blend of biomimetic growth factors and skin proteins that hydrate and nourish the

If your hair loss is caused by an underlying disease, treatment for that disease may be necessary with prescription medication.

01. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Injections

Involves the injection of your own platelets into the scalp

    • Increases the blood supply to the follicle
    • Increases the thickness of the hair
    • Triggers and maintains the growing phase of the hair follicle
    • Decreases the hair loss by maintaining the growth phase

02. Kenalog Injections

Involves injecting small amounts of cortisone into the scalp in order to decrease the inflammation around the follicle

03. Keravive Hydrascalp Therapy

HydraFacial Keravive is a unique, relaxing treatment designed to cleanse, stimulate, nourish, and hydrate the scalp for fuller and healthier-looking hair. The benefits of a healthy scalp are critically important, yet not widely understood. Any patient who has concerns about thinning or damaged hair can benefit by improving the health of their scalp. Poor scalp health can be a major contributor to damaged and thinning hair and inhibit the growth of healthy hair.

Trichoscopy now available

Trichoscopy is also available to evaluate and track hair loss with high magnification photography and diagnostic software. This is used as a method of diagnosing hair loss disorders and assessing efficacy of hair loss therapies.