Since early 2016 Southern Skin City has allowed for the pursuit of beauty to end as we provide effective services specifically for adults, teens, and children. At Southern Skin City the mission of our experienced staff is to improve harmony between your health, beauty, and wellness.

Meet the staff:

Dr. Gregg Arena

Gregg Arena, M.D. has been a well known physician for 30+ years practicing Anesthesiology. Dr. Gregg Arena is a graduate from LSU Medical School, and did a residency in Anesthesia at Tulane Medical University. After completing his residency, he then became a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. He has been involved with over 100,000+ anesthetic procedures in his career and still practices part-time. Dr. Arena serves on numerous medical boards and is currently Chief of the Medical Staff at Northern Louisiana Medical Center. Dr. Arena is also on the Medical Staff for supervision with an expertise in Bariatric surgery. He is the Medical Director at Southern Skin City Medical Spa with his wife Alisha Cannon Arena. Dr. Arena has had a tremendous amount of experience in medical aesthetics having been involved previously with another entity as Medical Director for over a decade. Dr. Arena has in depth knowledge regarding Advanced Skin Aesthetics and is certified in all areas of his practices. Between Alisha Cannon Arena, and Dr. Gregg Arena they have almost 50 years of patient care. This experience is conductive to providing an atmosphere that is not only safe but geared to giving their patients the highest level of care in the industry that is unsurpassed, only at Southern Skin City. (Owner/Medical Director)

Alisha Cannon Arena, RN

Alisha Cannon Arena, RN, BSN/MHA/MSN (currently pursuing FNP Doctorate of Nursing Practice), has 15+ years in the medical field; with extensive knowledge regarding skin aesthetics, nutrition, and weight management. She completed her professional training from the Esthetic Skin Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Flordia and now specializes in Skin Aesthetics. She also travels to California, Miami, and New York for Advanced Skin Esthetic conferences annually. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Association of Medical Esthetics for Nurses. In addition to her extensive clinical experience Mrs. Arena also has an outstanding academic background that includes unique combination of strong nursing skills and strives to provide the best healthcare possible. She believes in building long lasting relationships with her clientele and has a great passion for what she does in life. She is also a Group Fitness and Fitness Instructor at her local YMCA. Mrs. Alisha Cannon Arena reigned as 2016 Mrs. New Orleans, America and continues to promote her platform of protecting the elderly population from abuse and neglect and to promote health, fitness, and wellness. (Owner)

The office: 

Since we have two locations (Westbank Location and our Northern Louisiana Location) appointments are required for services. Typically, 'medical' services should be scheduled one week in advance.   

Mobile Spa service queries and scheduling should be handled up to three weeks in advance to ensure a full array of services and personnel are available at your event. 


Beauty begins, the moment you decide to be yourself.
— Coco Chanel