My first ever attempt at removing hair on my legs was with an epilator. That's the only device my mum allowed me to use, she went on as if a razor was the devil. I continued to use this method for years.
However, using the epilator gave me plenty of ingrown hairs which I undoubtedly picked at all the time which often lead to scars. I found 'Silkimiz' which is basically sand paper for your legs and removes hair when used in gentle circular motions. This wasn't great as the hairs started to grow back the next day, but is a great thorough exfoliation method.
I have been sent 2 kits to try, one is the E-one and one is the i-Pulse. Both of them claim to be better than each other and I am going to put them to the test. I will try one on the left leg and one on the right leg to see which preforms best. I will report back in a few months!