Thanks for the reply guys, I appreciate the words of encouragement! I've been considering some punch excision/graft and follow it up with a light dermabrasion, but I haven't been able to get an appointment with a derm/surgeon here in the nyc area. The thing that scares me most is spending a bunch of money without results, it would probably make me lose hope for my scars altogether.
I've heard that tca crossing doesn't really work well with the skin on our noses, however I admit I don't know much about it. I'd really like to get rid of these scars, they make me feel very insecure and have my wishing I had a time machine or something, in order to go back and keep myself from making this self-destructive mistake.