Upper legs hair removal processes are similar to those carried out in the other parts of the body with some differences. The hair on the upper legs, especially, inner thighs is very light and fine. Moreover, that area, being closer to the genitals, is quite sensitive. These factors need to be considered in choosing the suitable hair removal method or product.
Shaving: While it is OK to shave the upper legs, the process can have some untoward effects on the inner thighs. Right after shaving, you can get rashes, red bumps and sores. The hair that grows back in stumps is thicker and coarser than the original. This feels very uncomfortable when you wear tighter clothes like jeans.
Waxing: Waxing leaves the skin smooth for a long time. Care should be taken when using hot wax on the inner thighs and near the gentiles, as they are very sensitive and are easily susceptible to burns.
Depilatory Creams: For upper legs hair removal, it is recommended that you use depilatory creams made to be suitable for pubic hair (safe on gentiles or bikini area). This is to ensure that the chemicals do not cause allergic reaction. Moreover, it is safe to do a patch test before trying it on the entire area.
Epilators: Using epilators on the upper legs is less painful compared to using it on other parts of the body. This is because the hair there is very thin and easy to pull out. However, epilators can cause hair ingrowths.
Electrolysis: Electrolysis is a permanent option, but it can take a long time to get the best results on large areas like the upper legs. It is an expensive treatment costing about $400-$500. It is also a slightly painful procedure.
Laser: Laser is the most recommended upper legs hair removal option. Its results are longer than that of waxing, it is less painful when compared to epilators, and it is quicker than electrolysis. You can get laser treatment for upper legs done for $180-$300. However, since it is not a permanent solution, you might need few maintenance sessions. It reduces hair growth to a considerable amount.
Depending on your budget, tolerance for pain, hair type, and need for smooth skin, you can choose one of the above-mentioned methods for upper legs hair removal.