The white stretch marks are hard to improve, but there are some options. The bigger question would be, is the investment worth it.
One study on pregnant women showed that BEFORE the stomach started expanding they started Vaseline jelly on one side and nothing on the other side of the abdomen. The Vaseline side showed fewer stretch marks. But that was more preventative.
Back to the white, older, stretch marks. Lasers may help. Such as fractionated lasers. Overall safe, many visits and average results. Topical creams such as Retin A have been used and these may minimally help. Chemical peels, depending on the depth of the peel, can have mild to mild/medium benefit.
Tasso Pappas, MD